Women in the workforce: An analysis of global business sectors

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  Across the globe, there is mounting pressure to increase female representation on boards. The associated public debate is now examining whether female executives being pulled into board positions may create a vacuum for female representation at executive and management levels of a company[1]. This has the potential to become...

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Sugar: Trimming the Fat from Investments

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This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   Sugar will continue to be a key risk for investors in 2018. As more scientific research illustrates the correlation between sugar and chronic health diseases such as obesity, type-2 diabetes...

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Energy Transition: Charging Ahead

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This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   The transition away from fossil fuels to renewables is accelerating fast. In 2018, investors will need to buckle up, and we are not talking about Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode! Companies faced...

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Military Exposures: A Potential Mine Field

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This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   In 2018, investors need to gear up for a deeper look at military and defence exposures beyond the screening of anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions. The public debate around weapons...

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Human Rights: Looking in Our Own Backyard

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This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   Human rights dominated the ESG space in 2017, and will continue to sit firmly at the forefront of public sector, investor and company agendas in 2018.   The Landscape In...

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#MeToo: Gender on the Agenda

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This article forms part of CAER’s  ‘Responsible Investment Agenda 2018 – A Work Plan for Australian and New Zealand Investors’ Report   Looking back, 2017 will go down in history as the year of the #MeToo movement. At a time when many pundits had come to question the value of social media,...

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