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Millennials driving growth in impact investment in Australia

Samantha Freestone, Tuesday, 14th June 2022 -  A survey of over 1,000 Australians highlighted millennials are the generation most interested in impact investing – with greenwashing remaining an issue for all investors.


Elon Musk vs ESG

Kaushik Sridhar, Saturday, 11th June 2022 -  Elon Musk called environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and metrics “a scam”. Is there any truth to the claim? Dr Kauskik Sridhar investigates.


This month in ESG: the hottest seven years ever, Tasmania goes carbon negative, and warnings of ‘total societal collapse’

Terence Jeyaretnam, Tuesday, 31st May 2022 -  Terence Jeyaretnam takes us through the top 10 ESG markers for May 2022, in his monthly column.


Finance 2.0 – The rise and rise of investing for impact

Ben Smith, Wednesday, 25th May 2022 -  Is ESG as transformational as the hype says it is? Ben Smith shines a light on responsible investing.


The ESG landscape is evolving. Is it reliable?

Kaushik Sridhar, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  ESG gives investors a clearer lens for decision-making, but just how precise can it be? Kaushik Sridhar argues that ESG is valuable, but hardly foolproof.

New impact funds aim to help end extreme global poverty

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd May 2022 -  Global Citizen is inviting the world's wealthiest to help more people and the planet faster by “donating in a new way”.


ESG analysis is important, but not the holy grail

Kaushik Sridhar, Wednesday, 20th April 2022 -  ESG implementation is here to stay, but the investment industry’s approach must go wider than mere metrics, argues Kaushik Sridhar.


Where has the S in ESG gone?

Rebecca Thomas, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  There is plenty of demand for social investment in Australia. The challenges lie in supply and scalability, argues Rebecca Thomas. 

2021 was a record year for venture capital – but only a fraction went to BIWOC founders

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th April 2022 -  Following the release of a landmark report, The Creative Co-Operative has launched the first startup program by and for Bla(c)k women and women of colour in Australia.

Gender lens investing can drive profit

Jonathan Alley, Thursday, 31st March 2022 -  A new gender equity roadmap for Australian investors says top-down ownership of the issue won’t just drive real change, it will increase profit. 
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