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The Responsible Investment Association of Australia’s most recent report on impact investment augurs major changes to fundamental investment principles, and to government policies and investment flows over the next decade.

Jun 30 2020

Rio Tinto’s decision to destroy a historical landmark containing information on the world’s oldest known human civilisation has had repercussions with institutional investors across the globe. The question arises: is ESG lip service, or does ESG represent the new balance of power in a post-Cold War world?

Jun 17 2020


Australian company Licella, is an interesting case study in plastic-recycling disruption. FNArena examines the way in which disruptive companies in this sector are forcing a foot in the door of a tightly held industry.

May 27 2020

A landmark legal case has raised questions of liability around the presence of contaminants in soil as landowners face costly remediation that may devalue contaminated land, including ASX-listed companies.

May 19 2020


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ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling Disruption – Part 2

Apr 29 2020

Plastic recycling is one of the most active areas of innovation in the world today, thanks to the threat of regulation. From new or improved recycling technology, to rapid growth in recycled plastic patent filings and new repositories for recycled plastic, this industry wallflower is transforming into the belle of the predators’ ball.


ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling Disruption – Part 1

Apr 24 2020

The recycled plastic market is set for a period of intense disruption as the international will to curb the scourge of single-use plastic results in a sharp skew of capital to new technologies and processes.


ESG Focus: Plastic Recycling – Lay of the Land, Part 2

Apr 03 2020

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.


ESG focus: Plastic Recycling – Lay Of The Land, Part 1

Mar 25 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.


ESG Focus: 21st Century Business Models

Mar 09 2020

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


ESG Focus: Aussie Government To Invest In Plastic Recycling

Mar 02 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.


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.



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