Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment

Business as different

Download the Responsible Investment Starter Kit

Business as different

Download the Responsible Investment Starter Kit

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.

Download our free Starter Kit for insights on responsible investment and to find out how Mercer's solution model and implementation framework could get your organisation started on its responsible investment journey.

Meet Australia's responsible investment leaders

Mercer was recently voted number one investment consulting firm globally for sustainable and responsible investment^. We are proud to support Australia's responsible investment leaders and invite you to hear their story.

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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

"What's really exciting is how many institutions are embracing the need for change. What we're seeing as business as different is just going to be the norm. It's already happening."

Helga Birgden, Mercer
Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment

"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

"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

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

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.