This report provides a snapshot of the work the Responsible Investment Leaders (RIL) funds have been doing on your behalf to make a difference. We cover the big issues of 2017 and showcase some of the assets the RIL funds have supported to make the world a better place – our investments in community infrastructure, sustainable forestry, clean tech and renewables are just as exciting as the engagement work we are doing with listed companies.
In this issue we cover:
A snapshot of the issues that the RIL equity managers prioritised in 2017, including , Ethical sourcing and human rights in supply chains, Climate change, Gender diversity, Sugar and obesity, Factory farming: human resistance to antibiotics
Green and social bonds – The RIL funds in New Zealand increased their support for renewables by including an allocation to green bonds in their global credit portfolio.
Social infrastructure – Another wider RIL theme spanning education, health, water, justice, defence, community housing and transport assets.
Green buildings – Australia and New Zealand’s war on waste.
Actively voting your shares - Our ESG Investment Research team had around 150 direct interactions with the boards and/or management.
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