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NHFIC finalises $562 million social bond

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th June 2020 -  Housing advocates say the bond’s success shows there is keen interest from investors in Australian affordable housing

If there’s a will, there’s a way (to invest ethically)

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Just 2 per cent of Australians believe investing with an ethical superfund will make a difference to climate change 

Opinion

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals what’s next

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  BlackRock matters because it is big. Its decision raises questions about the soundness of smaller firms that remain committed to coal, writes John Quiggin.

Responsible super funds come out on top

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  Super funds that invest responsibly perform better than those that don’t, new research reveals 

Is shared value the key to solving Australia’s mental health crisis?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 -  With mental illness costing the Australian economy $60 billion every year, a new report says taking a shared value approach to the issue will help. 

Analysis

Time to change the way we invest

Contributor, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Why are more foundations not joining the mission-investing trend or deploying a greater share of their assets, asks Ellen Dorsey, executive director at Wallace Global Fund.

Opinion

Superannuation: A critical tool for social progress

Helen Steel, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Our super can function as a powerful lever to not only contribute to the simultaneous health and wealth of our nation, but to incentivise purpose-led business more broadly, writes Shared Value Project CEO Helen Steel.

Purpose-driven investment for purpose-driven organisations: The case for ethical investing

Contributor, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Whatever the future holds, ethical investing will continue to increase its impact. In this article, Mathew Browning, U Ethical chief executive officer, answers three common questions about investing ethically.

Responsible investing flies into the mainstream market

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Nearly half of all professionally managed investments made in Australia are now classed as responsible, and they are outperforming mainstream investment funds, a benchmark report has revealed.  

Future for SRI Reporting – New Survey

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 26th May 2005 -  Most investment managers worldwide see Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) practices becoming mainstream. But there is some disagreement on precisely how this will work, according to a new survey.
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