About The Sustainability Report
The Sustainability Report is a weekly digital publication that provides reporting into Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues related to companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Our unique, in-depth writing covers how investible Australian companies manage disclose and communicate their ESG risks and opportunities, and how Australian institutional asset owners and asset managers are using ESG risk/reward analysis to mitigate risk and provide sources of long-term investment return.
Anchored by the digital magazine updated throughout the week, The Sustainability Report features a weekly e-mailed newsletter in addition to Twitter and Facebook alerts and an RSS feed. The Sustainability Report is founded by Rachel Alembakis, a journalist with more than a decade of experience covering institutional investment and superannuation funds.
Why the Sustainability Report?
The Sustainability Report provides news to an audience of sophisticated institutional investors, ESG corporate officials, investment service providers and academics in Australia and around the world. The magazine provides up-to-date information and analysis on investment strategies, developments in corporate ESG reporting and transparency, best practice in communicating ESG reporting and thought leadership in environmental, social and governance consideration.
Sustainability is a topic of growing importance to both mainstream corporate entities and mainstream institutional investors. No longer can organisations ignore ESG issues or label them mere externalities. ESG-related issues impact on risk and return profiles. The Sustainability Report focuses on these issues through the lens of corporate and investment risk and return characteristics.
The Australian Market:
Australia, the 18th largest economy in the world by GDP, has the fourth largest pool of managed funds in the world, with AU$1.36tr (as at 31/3/2011, APRA) (US$1.42tr) in assets managed by superannuation (pension) fund schemes. Australia represents 122 of 927 total UNPRI signatories and superannuation funds, fund managers and their service providers are increasingly integrating ESG factors into their investment strategies to protect against downside risk and potentially increase long term return. The Sustainability Report covers this thriving and dynamic market.