1. What's the TNFD?

    7 September 2022

    The Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) provides a framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks and opportunities, thus supporting a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and toward nature-positive outcomes. This article provides an update on the development of the TNFD and explains why it matters to investors.

  2. Intern Profile: Krisma Maskey

    15 August 2022

    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 Krisma Maskey.

  3. Climate disclosures: From voluntary to mandatory reporting

    11 August 2022

    The finance industry is a key enabler of climate action. Through clear and consistent company climate disclosures the finance industry is better equipped to assess climate risk and direct capital flows to limit emissions.

  4. Investing in Australian Livestock Agriculture: With strong headwinds closing in, do the risks outweigh the rewards?

    11 August 2022

    For investors in Australian livestock, significant headwinds have begun closing in; a changing climate, the spread of animal borne diseases, the rise of antibiotic resistance, animal welfare concerns, and the growth in alternative protein markets all point to a future fraught with uncertainty.

  5. Impact investing

    11 August 2022

    Impact investing seeks to add value to society whilst also achieving financial returns. It is different from sustainable or ethical investing as it explicitly seeks to make a measurable positive social or environmental impact from the investment. Impact investing in recent years has begun to gain traction, with young investors most notably taking part. This article will explore impact investing, recent trends, and what the future holds for impact investing.

  6. The gap between commitment and reality on climate change

    11 August 2022

    Research by MarketMeter finds that climate risk management is close to the bottom of investment priorities in a sample of 115 institutional investors. This remains relatively unchanged over the past year, despite increased rhetoric by major firms that they are engaging with the opportunities and risks associated with the climate crisis. So is this just corporate greenwashing, or are there deeper issues at play?

  7. History and overview of the Indigenous Investment Principles

    25 October 2021

    In 2015, Indigenous Business Australia launched Indigenous Investment Principles (the Principles), aiming to provide a voluntary investment framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Preceding the launch was two years of consultations with 40 Traditional Owner groups and Indigenous organisations across Australia, along with investors, advisors, and the resource sector.

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