At Christmas Australians buy more, travel more and eat more than at any other time of the year. We’ve put our heads together to provide you with some quick and easy solutions to reduce your carbon footprint over what is traditionally an incredibly wasteful time of year.
The CEO of the Mineral Council of Australia, Brendon Pearson, has come out swinging in the media recently, criticising moves by the investment and superannuation industry to divest from fossil fuels and questioning its ethics. Is it any wonder? When the very existence of the industry that you represent is ethically questionable, it appears the only form of defence is attack.
- How do we keep companies behaviour in check and operating in a way that’s positive for the planet and society? Our MD Phil Vernon explains more about our corporate engagement activity.
- Despite spending an average of $475 each on presents, last year Gumtree, estimated that 14.3 million unwanted presents were received in Australia. That’s a lot of money being spent, energy used and waste created for absolutely no reason at all other than that we feel obliged to hand something over to our friends and family on Christmas day.
- The Australian Ethical Fixed Interest Trust is a new single asset class fund that is now available to all investors. It is unique as the first ethically screened and managed fixed interest fund in Australia that invests in longer duration securities.
- We announced earlier this year that we were delighted to be partnering with Moral Fairground to launch the 2013 Ethical Enterprise Awards. We are now delighted to be able to announce this years winner - Western Desert.