Super funds that invest responsibly outperform peers – new RIAA study

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Australian super funds that comprehensively engage in responsible investment are outperforming their peers over one, three and five-year time frames, a new report from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has found. The report also shows that in the face of rising public concern and increasing financial materiality of climate change, the consideration of climate risk […]

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NZ responsible investing reaches NZ$188 billion (72% of AUM vs 44% in Australia)

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Responsible investing has emerged as a fundamental practice for New Zealand’s funds managers, and now accounts for more than 70 percent of total assets under management (AUM), according to the latest Benchmark Report issued by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA). The fifth annual NZ RIAA Benchmark Report, released today by RIAA Chief Executive […]

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Strong returns for Australian investors in responsible & ethical funds

Responsible investment funds are continuing to outperform most mainstream Australian and international funds, according to the latest Benchmark Report issued by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA). With data compiled by KPMG, the 18th annual RIAA Benchmark Report highlights that investors in responsible funds are reaping financial rewards with higher than average returns across […]

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Australia’s new sustainable finance initiative

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The leaders and senior executives of Australia’s major banks, superannuation funds, insurance companies, financial sector peak bodies, civil society and academia are coming together to set out a roadmap for realigning the finance sector to support greater social, environmental and economic outcomes for the country. The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative has today been unveiled – […]

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AXA IM partners with RIAA to assist financial advisers navigate responsible investing

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Nine in ten Australians expect their assets to be invested responsibly,1 creating an opportunity for financial advisers to implement responsible investment (RI) strategies on behalf of their clients, according to AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). To assist advisers in deepening their understanding of RI, RIAA and AXA IM […]

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Responsible investments hit major milestone, tipping to over half of all Australian investments: New report

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Responsible investment in Australia has hit a major milestone, with a new report finding over half of all professionally managed investments in Australia are now invested as responsible investments. Environmental, social, corporate governance and ethics considerations now sit alongside financial as critical components informing the investment decisions of the majority of Australia’s professional investors. The 17th annual […]

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Growing consumer demand for ethical investing: 4 in 5 Australians prepared to switch funds

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9 in 10 Australians expect their superannuation or other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically, new research commissioned by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has revealed. In an important signal to Australian’s superannuation, banking and wealth management sectors, 4 in 5 Australians would consider switching their super or other investments to another provider […]

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Australian responsible investments outperforming mainstream investments: New report

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Responsible investment funds are outperforming their average mainstream counterparts year on year, as the market for responsible investment continues to grow in Australia, the latest Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2017 has found. Launched by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), the report shows ‘core’ responsibly invested Australian share funds and balanced multi-sector funds have outperformed […]

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Bendigo launches Socially Responsible Growth Fund

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The wealth division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Bendigo Socially Responsible Growth Fund. Sandhurst Trustees, issuer of the new product is also pleased to be able to announce that the new fund has attained certification from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia. Head of Wealth, Paul Rohan […]

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AXA IM Global Equity SmartBeta ESG Fund achieves RIAA Certification

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced it has received responsible investment certification by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) for its fully integrated ESG (environmental, social and governance) SmartBeta equity pooled fund – AXA IM ACWI SmartBeta Equity Fund (the Fund). The Fund is designed to give Australian long term investors a more efficient way […]

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