Last month, close to 300,000 Australians gathered at climate change rallies around the country in one of the largest protest events in the nation’s history. Millions turned out in similar rallies in 150 countries around the world. Many of the attendees were school students, some as young as 8 years old,
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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.
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).
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,