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  1. Understanding the surge in extreme weather events and the climate connection

    4 January 2024

    This article examines the rise in extreme weather events and their connection with climate change, their devastating consequences, and provides practical investor resources designed to support climate action and guide us towards a more sustainable future.

  2. The need for sustainable investment solutions in the Murray Darling Basin

    4 January 2024

    The Murray Darling Basin (MDB) is home to over two million people and is larger than France and Germany combined. The Basin’s water market turned over AU$7 billion in 2019–2020 making the MDB a pillar of the Australian economy and essential to its surrounding communities.

  3. Intern profile: Wilfred Wu

    15 December 2023

    Altiorem partners with universities to host passionate student interns interested in expanding their skills in sustainable finance. In this post, we are profiling one our interns, Wilfred Wu.

  4. Intern Profile: Harshine Ramalu

    29 November 2023

    Altiorem partners with universities to host passionate student interns interested in expanding their skills in sustainable finance. In this post, we are profiling one our interns, Harshine Ramalu, who is studying a Master of Finance at Macquarie University.

  5. Thinking deeper about sustainable finance in emerging economies

    9 November 2023

    Investment professionals in the Global North often express their well-intentioned views on the financing needs in emerging economies, however, they can overlook the importance of listening to what is really needed by people and business in these economies. Our discussion seeks to understand how we can better include the voices of emerging economies in investment decisions.

  6. Intern profile: Lauren Clark

    8 November 2023

    Altiorem welcomes you to the next post within a regular series where we profile the inspiring and generous people who are making Altiorem possible. We are excited to introduce our intern profile on the amazing Lauren Clark.

  7. Why voting ‘Yes’ is good for investors

    26 September 2023

    The article advocates for a Yes vote in Australia’s Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, arguing that it is a responsible investment issue. It addresses historical inequalities faced by First Nations peoples, the need for meaningful reconciliation, and the benefits of ensuring Indigenous representation in decision-making processes.

  8. A new framework for understanding the sustainability of business models – Part 2

    17 July 2023

    Business as usual is unsustainable. Whether you are providing advice or evaluating companies to invest in, clients are increasingly interested in how their money is invested. In this context, it is time to consider the role of business and the assumptions about what business traits make a company an attractive investment. This two-part series is based on our research How can businesses thrive in a sustainable economy? In part two we discuss five areas where business models can evolve to thrive in a sustainable economy.

  9. Big Tech and AI: Opportunities, risks, and the need for responsible development

    26 June 2023

    The rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought both opportunities and risks for Big Tech companies. This article explores the current landscape of Big Tech and AI, highlighting their dominance in the field, the ongoing debate over responsible development, the opportunities presented by increased automation, and the risks associated with trust, liability, and legal uncertainties.

  10. A Guide to Cleantech Investing

    13 June 2023

    Investors can support climate solutions by investing in Cleantech, reducing exposure to climate risk and carbon emissions. Bloom Impact Investing released a comprehensive guide featuring sustainable stocks and assets, providing resources for positive climate impact and profitable investments. It covers various sectors, including energy, transportation, and waste management, and extends beyond renewable energy and electric vehicles.

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Introducing a comprehensive toolkit designed for #investors to respect #IndigenousRights.

▪️ How to integrating Indigenous rights into investment policies
▪️ Strategies for assessing & addressing impacts
▪️ Ensuring Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

https://altiorem.org/research/respecting-indigenous-rights-an-actionable-due-diligence-toolkit-for-institutional-investors/

A tool from @ndgain and @NotreDame that summarises a country's vulnerability to #climatechange and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. Find it here https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/rankings/

Discover the risks financial institutions face from #landconversion and related #financialcrimes. Key Takeaways:

Convergence of land conversion & financial crimes
Importance of robust due diligence & risk assessment
Environmental Crimes Financial Toolkit

https://altiorem.org/research/financial-crimes-and-land-conversion-uncovering-risk-for-financial-institutions/

A case study about Pakistan's first gender bond supporting women's businesses to grow

Hear Maheen Rahman, who was instrumental in developing the gender bond, discuss the case study here https://youtu.be/B5tiVaPPCKE

#GenderBond #GenderEquality #finance

Understand how to manage #biodiversityrisk. This table includes 5 actions over 3 horizons for investors to understand and manage biodiversity risk. It supports investors to respond to the #TNFD.

Find it here https://altiorem.org/reseach/biodiversity-unlocking-natural-capital-value-for-australian-investors/

#Biodiversity #ESG #sustainablefinance