CAER ownership and board
CAER is a privately owned company wth six shareholders. Four of the shareholders are employees and executive directors of CAER. CAER’s two non-executive directors, James Thier and Howard Pender, are the remaining shareholders.
CAER is governed by a board of directors that meets quarterly. The current membership of the CAER Board is as follows:
- Chair and Non-Executive Director: James Thier
- Non-Executive Director: Howard Pender
- Executive Directors: Duncan Paterson, Julia Leske, Konrad Knerr, Philip Sloane
2000 – CAER established as ‘Green Ratings’ unit of Australian Ethical Investment, commencement of research partnership with Vigeo Eiris (then EIRIS).
2002 – Establishment of the Centre for Australian Ethical Research (CAER) spun out as stand-alone, independent business to provide tailored ESG data and ethical analysis of companies for a diversified client base.
2008 – Expansion of local research coverage on the Vigeo Eiris (then EIRIS) ESG platform: client access to consistent data of ASX 200 and later to NZ 50 (2009) and the ASX 300 (2010).
2010 – Corporate Monitor and the Corporate Monitor Star Rating business acquired and becomes part of CAER.
2016 – EIRIS merges with French ESG rating agency Vigeo, creating Vigeo Eiris. CAER renews the exclusive partnership with Vigeo Eiris for Australia and New Zealand.