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Can plastic packaging actually be sustainable?

by Chris Schade

Plastic as a packaging material has a strong overall value proposition, but its sub-optimal end of life outcomes are a sustainability concern for consumers, brands, retailers and investors.

5 December 2019
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Latest Stewardship activity November

by David Sheasby

In case there were any doubts about the increasing focus on responsible investment, the PRI in Person, the leading global conference on the subject, was attended this year by more than 1,600 delegates – making it the largest responsible investment conference to date.

22 November 2019
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How to engage in a sugar fix for developing markets

by Jim Power

We will, and do use our position as a large shareholder to engage with companies to bring about ESG change when we think it will protect and enhance the risk-adjusted return on our clients’ capital.

29 October 2019
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Latest Stewardship Activity: September

by David Sheasby

In case there were any doubts about the increasing focus on responsible investment, the PRI in Person, the leading global conference on the subject, was attended this year by more than 1,600 delegates – making it the largest responsible investment conference to date

28 October 2019
View [Profit with purpose] ESG challenges for investing in the modern age

Profit with purpose

by David Sheasby

August 2019 may go down as a watershed moment in corporate America – with the long-held concept of shareholder primacy abandoned in favour of broader stakeholder accountability.

18 September 2019
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ESG challenges for investing in the modern age

by Will Baylis

In this modern age of climate change and the ‘me-too’ movement, Environmental and Social factors have become increasingly important investment risk factors to consider. For our analysts, they have also been important discussion points with Australian companies during the August 2019 reporting season.

18 September 2019
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The transition from coal to renewable energy

by Will Baylis

In the Australian market, we see the transition from coal to renewable energy as well under way, and we are happy to help our clients be a part of this evolution towards a cleaner, lower carbon future.

4 July 2019