In­vestors get re­spon­si­ble

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

FAR more Aus­tralians are now think­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity and eth­i­cal ac­tions when it comes to in­vest­ing. The lat­est Re­spon­si­ble In­vest­ment Bench­mark Re­port says the value of in­vest­ments made with ethics and sus­tain­abil­ity in mind has quadru­pled in Aus­tralia over the past three years to $ 622 bil­lion.

Australian re­spon­si­ble in­vest­ment funds have also been out­per­form­ing av­er­age main­stream funds over three, five and 10 year hori­zons. Re­spon­si­ble In­vest­ment As­so­ci­a­tion Aus­trala­sia chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon O’Con­nor said the re­sults un­der­mine the “out­dated myth” that in­vest­ing re­spon­si­bly means sac­ri­fic­ing re­turns.

“More and more Aus­tralians are want­ing their in­vest­ments and sav­ings to align with their val­ues, and are reap­ing the re­wards,” he said.

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