Climate Change, Superannuation and Millennials

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  This month the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its much-anticipated report on global warming targets. The report predicts that current rates of emissions will cause an increase in temperature of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, and 2 degrees Celsius by 2060. Authored by more than...

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Chemicals of Concern – Glyphosate

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  The use of agricultural herbicides in conventional agricultural farming has an impact on food and crops produced. Debate about the efficacy and safety of certain products and the long-term risk they pose to society and the environment have shadowed herbicide use for decades. In this article, we contribute to...

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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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