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last modified Apr 30, 2015 02:44 PM
27 November 2014 – University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Fellow Carlos Joly presents on ensuring real, positive ESG impact at the 2014 RIAA Conference.


The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), which represents over 150 ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand, brings the industry together to investigate the trends shaping the economy and the opportunities associated with responsible investment. CISL Fellow and ILG Advisor Carlos Joly was invited to the 2014 RIAA Conference to present his views on what constitutes an effective responsible investment strategy. 

In a video presentation, Mr Joly outlines the economic, moral and financial cases for responsible investment, revealing that these are not as divergent as they are commonly assumed to be. His recommendations for ensuring that responsible investment has a real, positive impact include adopting a forward-thinking, long-term outlook with regards to asset allocation, taking sustainability risk into account, engaging on ESG requirements with investee companies, and measuring progress towards ESG improvements on the ground. The work of the ILG in these areas is also highlighted.


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Kajetan Czyz, Senior Programme Manager, Investment Leaders Group