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Plastic collection and recycling presents opportunities for disruptive technology and innovative design; and recycled plastic is a potent ESG thematic, so expect strong activity in the institutional-public-offering and mergers-and-acquisitions markets over the next five years.

Apr 03 2020

Plastic recycling is preparing for a golden decade as the fourth industrial revolution, the shift to a circular economy, climate change and global regulation conspire to drastically increase demand.

Mar 25 2020


Increasing focus on ESG criteria is feeding into emerging new business models, and investors will be forced to pay attention

Mar 09 2020

The Federal Government has announced that it will invest in the Australian recycling industry, starting with an overhaul of its procurement laws. 2020 promises to be a busy year.

Mar 02 2020


Previous Stories

ESG Focus: SDG Targets To Guide 4IR Investors

Feb 27 2020

The coupling of a circular economy to 4IR means manufacturers are likely to be regulated into supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a reference point, we provide the SDG targets that will most affect manufacturers.


ESG Focus: Investing For The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Feb 24 2020

Governments have determined to use 4IR as a lever into a circular economy, meaning government taxes, subsidies and ESG investment choices will be one of the major sources of capital and drivers of financial success for the manufacturing industry.


ESG Focus: The Social Divide That Keeps Dividing

Feb 19 2020

Despite steps being taken to bridge the global economic gap, inequality remains vast and entrenched in our society.


ESG Focus: Manufacturing Revolution, Devolution and Evolution

Feb 12 2020

The global manufacturing industry stands on the brink of disruption as a perfect storm of digitisation, AI, robotics, and big data transforms industry. Add circularity and ESG to the mix, and it promises to be a wild ride.


ESG Focus: AGM Strikes Down But Not Out

Jan 15 2020

Analysis of last year’s AGM season shows boards in Australia are receiving less rejections from shareholders, but larger sized companies receive more plus climate change is now firmly in focus.


ESG Focus: Banks Survive AGM Season, Barely

Dec 23 2019

The boards of Australia’s major banks survived their AGMs but a wider issue of proxy voting rights is playing out in the ESG sphere.


ESG Focus: Climate Changing For Super Funds

Dec 18 2019

Australian super funds undertaking ESG-based investment are outperforming the industry while ceding to growing demand from Australian investors.


ESG Focus: Prepare For The Plastic Revolution (Part 2)

Oct 24 2019

Plastic has become an intractable problem and intractable problems require revolutionary solutions. The world may be standing on the brink of a transformation as radical as the I-phone. (Final part in a series of Two)


ESG Focus: Prepare For The Plastic Revolution

Oct 17 2019

Plastic has become an intractable problem and intractable problems require revolutionary solutions. The world may be standing on the brink of a transformation as radical as the I-phone. (Part One in a series of Two)


ESG Focus: Institutions Gunning For CEO Bonuses

Sep 18 2019

An interview with ACSI CEO Louise Davidson suggests bonuses will be a point of contention during the 2019 AGM season.



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