As Australians, we hold a whopping AUD $2,032 billion superannuation assets as at the end of March 2016. Investing strategies can be confusing; however the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) reported that responsible investment of Australia’s total assets under management (TAUM) now represents 50%.
So what is Responsible Investment (RI)?
Responsible investment is where environmental, social, governance (ESG) and ethical issues are taken into account during the investment process. This includes investment research, analysis, selection and the monitoring of investments.
Do Responsible Investments (RI) give strong returns?
Obviously each fund would need to be reviewed prior to selection, however the Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2015 shows strong returns on average compared to the average of equivalent mainstream funds.
If you are interested in the environment, social, governance
and ethical issues, perhaps investigate or discuss a Responsible Investment fund when reviewing your superannuation investment.
More information on Responsible Investment can be
found here – http://responsibleinvestment.org/
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