RI-Thinking

RI-Thinking

Business as different

Meet Australia's responsible investment leaders

Business as different

Meet Australia's responsible investment leaders

Are you a B.A.D. investor?

Around Australia, leading institutional investors are switching from BAU to Business As Different and making responsible investment part of their portfolio. They're responding to growing risk and positioning themselves for market opportunity.

Mercer is proud to support Australia's responsible investment leaders and invites you to hear their story and start your organisation's own Business As Different journey today.

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Responsible Investment Starter Kit

Download our free Starter Kit to understand how to build a responsible investment strategy and create alignment to your portfolio objectives through a robust implementation and management process.

Mercer was recently voted number one investment consulting firm globally for sustainable and responsible investment^.

Responsible investment strategies now account for 26% of all professionally managed assets globally, totalling US$22.82 trillion Source: GSIA; Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016
Market opportunities linked to delivering on one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals are estimated at up to $12.2 trillion, creating 380 million jobs worldwide Source: Literature search; AlphaBeta analysis
Australia and New Zealand experienced 86% compound growth in assets managed that integrate responsible investment into their investment approach between 2014 and 2016 Source: GSIA; Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016
Over 300 policy instruments have been created by regulators encouraging investors to consider long-term drivers including ESG Source: UNPRI; Global guide to responsible investment regulation 2016

"It's a more global world, it's a more competitive world, and it's a more immediate world. So you can't do things the way you did 10 years ago, or even five years ago, particularly on investments."

Allan Tait, University of Melbourne
Chief Financial Officer and Responsible Investor

"Swinburne is a challenger university that focuses on improving the world in certain areas. Through our responsible investment charter we're supporting industries that are important to us"

Andrew Field, Swinburne University
Chief Operating Officer and Responsible Investor

Start your Business As Different journey with Mercer

Mercer works with endowments, foundations, superannuation funds, insurers and wealth management businesses to deliver an end-to-end responsible investment solution that not only meets fiduciary objectives but aligns with organisational values to win the trust of members, customers and stakeholders.

Voted number one investment consulting firm globally for sustainable and responsible investment^
  • RI Board workshops and strategy
  • Portfolio creation and RI integration
  • RI policy and process implementation
  • Portfolio management, monitoring and reporting
  • Portfolio review and benchmarking
  • Tailored implementation approach
^Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey 2017