Is ethical investing about to take off in Australia?

Ethical or ‘responsible’ investing has been slow to take off among Australian investors, but that could change in the wake of findings from the financial services royal commission. According to analyst James Tayler of Morphic Asset Management, ethical investing will

New trademark for tobacco free funds a win for ethical investors

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed to accept a charitable organisation’s application to create certified trademarks that can be used by fund managers and financial institutions to signify their investment status in tobacco products. Tobacco Free Portfolios Limited, a

Sustainable investment fund launched

Ausbil Investment Management have launched a fund specifically designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable investments. The Ausbil Active Sustainable Equity Fund invests in companies which have sound sustainability profiles while avoiding companies that are vulnerable to earnings risk

Investing Where Your Mouth Is

  Ethical Investment Week was running this week (15th –19th October) and it is an opportunity for Australians to learn more about investing in line with their ethics. This year was as important as ever because the challenges have never

Responsible investment guide launched

A global manager has partnered with the Responsible Investment Association of Australia to launch a guide to responsible investing for financial advisers as demand for the strategies swells. AXA Investment Management worked with Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) to create

Ethical investing: ESG can boost SMSF returns but check fine print

Environmental, social and governance parameters are becoming increasingly important to SMSF trustees for their long-term benefits to a portfolio. A key reason why ESG considerations have become top of mind for SMSF trustees has been the banking royal commission. Bell Direct equities analyst Julia



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