Case For HBRD - BetaShares
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

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ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations have been increasing in importance for investors in recent years and have been brought further into focus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, the knock-on effects of lockdown, including restricted movements of people and shutdown of industrial activity,

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Australian ETF Review - July 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2020

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INDUSTRY SNAPS BACK TO ALL-TIME HIGHS AS TOP TWO ISSUERS EXTEND THEIR LEAD 
In a mirror-image of global stockmarkets, the Australian ETF industry has regained its previous peak some 6 months since market volatility began in earnest back in February.

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Green bonds for a green future

Green bonds for a green future

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The devastation of the Australian bushfires brought the very real effects of climate change to the forefront of investors’ minds. Now more than ever, many investors are looking to put their dollars to work towards a sustainable future.
Many investors will be aware of our three equity-focused ethical equities ETFs: the Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR),

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Did your ethical ETF pass the Wirecard test?

What we learned from Wirecard – does your ethical ETF pass the pub test?

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Late last week, German payments giant Wirecard filed for insolvency, owing creditors almost $5.8 billion. The company’s collapse came a week after its auditor, Ernst and Young (EY), found a massive $3.1 billion hole in its books. EY refused to sign off on the company’s 2019 accounts,

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profit from your principles -responsible investment

Profit from your principles

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Responsible investing is on the rise. According to the Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2018 Australia, more than half of all professionally managed assets in Australia fall under a responsible investment umbrella.
In years gone by, conventional wisdom was that acting in accordance with ethical principles involved a trade-off against portfolio returns.

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Trump

Should Donald Trump invest in an Ethical ETF?

Last week Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, much to the delight of climate change deniers and despite wide condemnation from the rest of the world. Clearly, Trump Digs Coal. He also loves Oil.
Earlier this year we announced the launch of the BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI).

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Investing profitably with a conscience – ethical or mythical?

Current investors have never had more choice when it comes to investment opportunities, but with all this choice there’s always been one common objective – and that is to make a profit.
But what if you, as an investor, were able to make that profit by investing in companies or organisations which marry their commercial aims with sustainable,

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