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Posts From October, 2019

RIAA launches refreshed Certification Program

Posted By Rachel Alembakis on September 20, 2019 in Fund Management
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has refreshed its Certification Program, to reflect the maturing market for responsible investment and a focus on best practice.

The changes to Certification Program 2.0 is the result of a 10-month review process, and based on international best practices, detailed consumer research and industry engagement, RIAA said. The enhancements include new rigorous standards, strengthened minimum requirements and additional information disclosure.


by Simon O’Connor, CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia 16 Sep 2019
I was fortunate to spend last week in Paris, with 1700 others at the annual PRI in Person, the largest ever global conference of responsible investors. It was a week full of rich content, which allowed a global sharing of latest practices, regulatory developments and a strong focus on what kind of role the finance sector will play in confronting the great challenges of our time, not least, climate change.

Older people deserve more credit for the rise of ethical investing

Stuff, Rob Stock Sep 19 2019
OPINION: The sparky-eyed Millennial out to save the world is overshadowing the other great investment eco-warrior: The baby boomer.

Humans love a simple story, and the trope about the socially-aware young changing the world makes for good reading.

But when it comes to ethical investing, the revolution is being driven by those with white hair as much as it is the young.

Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney

The Guardian, 13 Oct 2019 Damian Carrington
Companies and industries that are not moving towards zero-carbon emissions will be punished by investors and go bankrupt, the governor of the Bank of England has warned.