Identifying exposures to modern slavery a key concern: Informed 365

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020  |  NEWS
Only one in five victims of modern slavery are identified in Australia, meaning that identifying instances and exposures of modern slavery will be a key project for Australian organisations that fall under the Modern Slavery Act's reporting obligations ...

Sefa to increase financing to social enterprises and build resilience

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
Impact Investor Social Enterprise Finance Australia (Sefa) expects to increase the number of social enterprises it can finance as a result of participating in the federal government's Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Guarantee Scheme.

Research project to study sustainable forestry in East Arnhem

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 24 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
A new research project led by Developing East Arnhem Limited (DEAL) is investigating potential commercial Indigenous forestry and support traditional owners to "facilitate a sustainable forest-based livelihood."

Consortium participants identify impact characteristics of AAP investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 10 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
The consortium of philanthropists and investors behind the purchase of the AAP Newswire have labelled the transaction an impact investment motivated by a desire to protect media diversity in Australia.

Climate change and public health cannot be viewed in isolation: UNGCNA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
The UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) is calling for a collaborative effort by government and business to address the serious risks to public health posed by climate change.

EdTech sector shows investment, impact opportunities: Credit Suisse

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
The rapid adoption of distance learning for students globally as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has increased the profile of EdTech and raised the opportunity to invest in a sector with potential for growth and positive impact, according to Credit ...

Digital human rights rise up the agenda post-COVID-19: Robeco

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
Digital human rights issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity and social impacts of AI can pose risks to companies, and protection of digital human rights take on new considerations in the post-COVID-19 era, according to Robeco.

Australian impact investing market nearly triples in past two years: RIAA

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
The Australian market for impact investing has nearly tripled over the past two years, from $5.7 billion to $19.9 billion, according to a new study from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

Can proposed EU recovery plan prove a sustainable model for Australia?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
The European Union has announced a bold post-COVID-19 recovery plan that is centred on a green recovery, but also a fair recovery, opening up new questions and possibilities for investors and implications for Australia's recovery as well.

Accelerating digitalisation an investment opportunity: Janus Henderson

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
The COVID-19 pandemic could accelerate the trend of digitisation as companies have shifted to work from home, meaning that funds that are invested in technology are poised to capture market opportunity.