CAER Publications

The publications in our archive range from in-house and own generated thought leadership papers, to papers published together with our research partners. The archive also includes a links to research papers made public by clients where CAER was commissioned to undertake research.


Publication Spotlight 

  • Walking the talk? Reflections on the RIAA Super Fund Benchmark Report
    June 8, 2018
      The RIAA Superfund Benchmark Report for 2018 shows an array of developments in Responsible Investment (RI) integration across Australia’s biggest superannuation funds. CAER is proud to be the key researcher involved in analysis for this...
  • Chemicals of Concern - Glyphosate
    June 20, 2018
      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 h...
  • The Energy Sector: Vigeo Eiris releases its exclusive research & opinion on emerging & strategic issues
    July 24, 2018
      This comprehensive new report from our global partner Vigeo Eiris presents their analysis of the performance-related trends and impacts of 148 companies in the global energy sector, with exclusive data on ESG, Carbon Footprint, Energy Tra...
  • Legal Sins - Is There Value in Vice?
    August 23, 2018
      Responsible investors often grapple with drawing the line in the sand when it comes to legal sins in investment portfolios – CAER’s Duncan Paterson offers a conceptual framework to assist with values-based discussions.   I think ...
  • My Portfolio is Going to Pot!
    September 12, 2018
      CAER’s Jacob Laurent and Duncan Paterson examine the emerging area of ESG risks related to recreational cannabis use.   The recreational use of cannabis has been legalised in two major global markets - Canada and numerous US states –...
  • RIAA RI Australia 2018 Conference Reading List
    October 10, 2018
    We are pleased to support the Responsible Investment Association Australasia’s RI Australia 2018 conference on 31 Oct & 1 Nov in Melbourne. The premier event in the region for responsible, ethical and impact investors, this year’s conference ...


  • Responsible Investment Agenda 2018
    February 27, 2018
    CAER has produced our first Responsible Investment Agenda in 2018 to support our mission of broadening the reach of responsible investment through the provision of high-quality ESG research. In addition to discussing the broader themes that are set t...


Nominated Research

CAER is proud to have three pieces of research nominated in the RIAA ESG Research Awards in 2018.

  • Human Rights and Australian listed Companies
    October 27, 2017
    CAER was commissioned by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility to conduct the research for a new report, Human rights and Australian listed companies.   About the Report Understanding how companies identify and address human ri...
  • A Modern Slavery Act in Australia
    July 17, 2018
    Parliament House - Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest speaking at a discussion on modern slavery held in February 2018 organised by the Walk Free Foundation and the Salvation Army.   In late June 2018 Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Alex Hawke, ...
  • Gender Pay Equity and Australian Listed Companies
    July 24, 2018
    CAER was commissioned by the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility to collate the research for a new report, Gender Pay Equity and Australian Listed Companies - ASX100 companies’ commitments and disclosures related to gender pay equity, wh...


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