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Posts From September, 2019

Surge of new ESG products (in Australia) to woo investors

Australian Financial Review Alexandra Cain 30 Aug 2019
After a decade of largely stagnant ethical investment offerings, the last two years have seen a significant number of new products hit the market. Experts say this is an indication investment products with environmental, social and governance themes are poised to become mainstream.

Students welcome University of Auckland Foundation's fossil fuel divestment

Newshub 2/092019 Scott Palmer
The University of Auckland (UoA) Foundation has announced it has committed to moving towards zero investment in fossil fuels.

On Friday its trustees, who manage a $224 million investment portfolio, said they will reduce their investment in the top fossil fuel companies down to 0.5 percent or less by December 2020.

Shareholder Value Is No Longer Everything, Top C.E.O.s Say

New York Times By David Gelles and David Yaffe-Bellany Aug 19 2019
Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers.

Can big investors save the world?

BBC By Tom Espiner 18 Aug 2019
While young people throng the streets demanding action on man-made climate change, an older, more sober group of activists is fighting a green campaign: big investors.

Justin Welby: investors must pressure firms to act on climate crisis

The Guardian Sean Farrell 27 Aug 2019
Archbishop of Canterbury says fund managers are not doing enough to press for change.

The archbishop of Canterbury has criticised the investment industry for inaction over the climate crisis and called on fund managers to push companies to reduce their impact on the environment.