We are delighted to have been included as a Responsible Investment Leader by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia in its landmark study launched this week. This recognises our commitment to responsible investing and attributes as an investment manager.
The Responsible Investment Benchmark Report Australia 2021 show the market for responsible investments in Australia has continued to soar in popularity to A$1.2 trillion in 2020, with responsible investment assets growing at 15 times the rate that overall Australian professionally managed investments have grown.
The report also shows that just one quarter of investment managers are practising a leading approach to responsible investment, highlighting a continuing gap between investment managers that claim to be practising responsible investing and those that can demonstrate they are. The gap between responsible investment leaders and others is particularly pronounced in the area of stewardship activity, the reporting of outcomes, and specific allocation of capital to target social and environmental outcomes.
With the launch of our annual Impact Reports, we continue to report on the outcomes of our clients’ investments and are thrilled to have been recognised as a Responsible Investment Leader.
You can read more in the survey here.