Will Sustainable Finance Save Us?
On this episode, we’re looking at sustainable finance, the idea that investors might not just want to maximise their financial returns, but also invest with an eye towards environmental and social issues. To help us understand this world, we are joined by Deb Cotton, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the UTS Business School.
Plus, we speak with Mark McVeigh, who decided to sue his superannuation fund over a lack of information around their climate impact.
- To learn more about impact investing in Australia, check out Social Ventures Australia
- Principles for Responsible Investment breaks down the fiduciary duty of investors to integrate Environmental Social and governance issues into their processes.
- Responsible Investment Association of Australasia
- You can find out more information on Mark’s case McVeigh v Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd on the Federal Court website.
- Rest Super addresses their efforts to account for ESG issues when investing on their website.
Music: Lupus Nocte, Enigmatic, Trevor Kowaski, Spectacles, Wallet and Watch and Raymonde Grouse
Photo: Markus Spiske (Unsplash)
Produced by: Jason L’Ecuyer with production support by Ben Robinson