The Renewable Energy Target has been under review with a decision to be made about its future within weeks. Australia’s renewable energy industry and its advocates have said the suggested changes to the RET could destroy the industry and cost thousands of jobs. Like them, we are concerned about the impact a change in policy could have on Australia’s renewables industry. But that isn’t because our members will be directly affected.
The Australian Ethical International Equities Trust won Best International Equities award in last week’s Australian Fund Managers Awards ceremony.
- Would you withdraw money from an ATM and then bin it? Have you bought batteries from the shops and then immediately throw them away? As absurd as this sounds, we as a nation do this every day.
- Since peaking in January 2011, the price of thermal coal has fallen 51%. We highlight nine reasons for this imbalance and suggest some of these factors are secular as opposed to normal cyclicality.
- The Ethical Enterprise Award is back and applications are open to recognise and celebrate, business and enterprises that deliver positive impact and change, and a healthy bottom-line throughout their activities.
- With the Abbott government’s lack of interest in environmental protection and mining companies pressing on as if the ‘golden age of coal’ can last forever, the banks are increasingly in the sights of those looking to protect the Great Barrier Reef.