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Australian Ethical: Clear and present danger

13 November 2019 David Macri Chief Investment Officer Australian Ethical Investment Limited
I was in London early this month where I witnessed the climate change rallies in full swing. It was an extraordinary sight. The movement's supporters came from all walks of life. It could have easily been mistaken for a fun run if not for the placards railing against the environment crisis.


Calls mount for ACC to distance itself from fossil fuels, after Parliament report

Stuff Thomas Coughlan Nov 21 2019
ACC is facing mounting calls to sell its investment in fossil fuel companies, following the release of a Parliamentary select committee report into its ethical investment policy.

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick is calling on the fund to sell its fossil fuel investments, and if it refuses for the Government to use the law to force its hand.

The Government-owned fund controls roughly $40 billion worth of investment, with nearly $1b of that currently invested in fossil fuels.

It has $778 million invested in renewable energy.

Investing ethically is good for your wealth

Noted.co.nz By Harbour Asset Management Oct 31, 2019 Sponsored by Harbour Asset Management
Kiwis are demanding that their investment managers invest responsibly. But what does that really mean?

Investors prepared to switch for ethical funds, report shows

Good Returns October 30th 2019
More than 80% of New Zealanders expect their KiwiSaver and other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically, new research by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and Mindful Money has shown.

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.

Purpose-driven investment for purpose-driven organisations: The case for ethical investing

ProBono Australia 16th July 2019
Whatever the future holds, ethical investing will continue to increase its impact. In this article, Mathew Browning, U Ethical chief executive officer, answers three common questions about investing ethically.

For many, ethical investing remains a mystery. So in this article, we shall answer three questions:

What is ethical investing?
How popular is ethical investing?
Does ethical investing come at the cost of returns?

Managers adopting low-or-no carbon strategies to mitigate risks

Investment News NZ JULY 7, 2019
Initially driven by big pension funds in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America for various reasons, some political, fund managers are increasingly looking at how companies are handling the inevitable transition to a lower-carbon world as a risk-assessment tool.

Ethical fund managers fail to meet investors' concerns over climate change

The Sydney Morning Herald By John Collett July 3, 2019
Ethical investment managers are failing to meet the climate change concerns of retail investors in the choice of businesses to exclude from their funds.

Retail investors want ethical funds to exclude businesses involved in fossil fuels and violations of human rights in their supply chains, but investment managers are mostly screening out controversial weapons and tobacco.

Funds must take modern slavery out of supply chains

Investment Magazine (Aus) Elizabeth Fry June 19, 2019
The introduction of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act is a giant step forward because it has thrown labour abuse sharply into focus for both consumers and super fund members, says Christian Super chief, Ross Piper.

Capitalism, Red in Tooth and Claw, Is Going Vegan

Bllomberg Opinion By Mark Gilbert May 12, 2019
When pressure from investors dovetails with index-beating returns, fund managers are sure to notice.