Ethical investment has evolved. Will you?We Need to Talk About Climate
Environmental | Social | Governance

ESG is no longer a nice to have – The demand for ESG-led portfolios continues to soar as shareholders, investors and pension fund contributers become evermore ESG conscious.

In this session, discover the WHY behind ESG as we discuss how environmental, social and governance factors are currently and will increasingly have an impact on institutional asset owners, investment portfolios and the third-party managers who serve them.

In this session, you will discover:

  • A global evolution – How Australia measures up to ESG on a global scale and what ESG trends we can expect to see in the years to come
  • The WHY – Why ESG is essential to not only building a sustainable asset portfolio, but to macroeconomic stability
  • Three pillars – How the three pillars of ESG are profoundly interconnected and how an integrated approach is needed to maximise overall benefits

Simon O’Connor
CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia

The majority of Australians are alarmed or anxious about climate change but uncertain about what actions they might take would make the difference.

This session will explore:

  • Australian attitudes towards climate and climate action
  • Where the appetite is for climate action, specifically when it comes to renewable energy, offsets and super and financial investment
  • Tips on how to best communicate with different audiences to make the connection between attitude, action, and impact

Leah Willis
Head of Client Relationships, Australian Ethical Investment
Dr Rebecca Huntley
Author and Researcher on Climate Change Communications

Session resources:

How to talk about climate change in a way that makes a difference – by Dr Rebecca Huntley

Climate toolkit specifically for advisers

Responsible investing set to rise article