Banking Royal Commission: A Spotlight on ESG due diligence

In the weeks since the release of the Banking Royal Commission’s final report, much has been written about the failures of governance, unethical leadership culture and possible criminal proceedings facing household names in the Australian financial services industry. Commentators from both within finance and the media have been quick to...

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RIAA Conference 2018 – Where to From Here?

The 2018 RIAA Conference has just finished in Melbourne, and the ESG professionals who attended have no doubt spent the last week pondering the complexities of the many issues that were raised. As we return to work and the pace of our daily roles, we all face a similar question:...

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Legal Sins – Is There Value in Vice?

  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 we can finally call it – responsible investment has gone mainstream. According to...

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Protecting Impact from Greenwash

Let’s call a spade a spade – the importance of consistent naming disciplines in the Impact Investment space   Impact investment is taking off – but is there a risk that its benefits might be diluted as everyone tries to get on the bandwagon? Investors we have worked with over...

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