By Jassmyn Goh - Money Management
There is no doubt that in recent decades Australia, and the world, has been experiencing extreme weather events from months-long bushfires, to flooding, to unprecedented temperature levels.
On 21 April 2020, Michael Moore released a documentary on his YouTube channel titled Planet of the Humans, which has received over 5 million views as of May 1st. The film, directed and narrated by Jeff Gibbs, criticizes renewable energy technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, biomass-burning plants, and electric vehicles, as well as leaders of certain environmental advocacy organizations that have supported those technologies....
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Ethical Advisers Co-op members, David Rae, Karen McLeod and Luke Price feature in a Financial Standard article, written by Elizabeth McArthur.
Each year since 2002 RIAA has commissioned research into the size and growth of responsible investment in Australia and New Zealand. The objective of this research is to gather data on the various forms of responsible investment and to present analysis of growth in the sector in comparison with the total investment market.
RIAA’s Responsible Investment Benchmarking Survey is the only report of its kind in Australasia and is quoted extensively in the media and in industry papers around the world.
In Australia, we recently tipped over half of the professionally managed market having a commitment to responsible investment, whether that be taking an ethical investing approach, or, more commonly, incorporating the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decision-making to improve investment risk profiles.
The Ethical Advisers' Co-operative has been featured heavily in the media recently, thanks to the launch of the Ethical Fund Ratings website. Links to the articles are below.
InvestorDaily: Super industry charged with greenwashing
Financial Standard: Advisers wary of ethical funds, launch own rating system
Money Management: Super funds falling short on ethical options