About | Ashleigh Steeles

Ashleigh Steeles

I am passionate about ethically and socially responsible investing and the potential to make changes through financial advice.


I work in financial advice as an Associate Adviser. I have a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Financial Planning) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in History) through the University of Wollongong, graduating with Distinction in both disciplines. I particularly love research, learning for learning’s sake and applying what I know in creative ways. I enjoy finding ways to align our investment strategies with our personal ethics.


Time for AIA to prove their climate credentials

IEEFA report highlights AIA's discrepancies on its climate change commitments as visible from the carbon footprint of its portfolio. AIA, one of the world's largest financial firms and one of Asia's largest insurers, is estimated to hold up to US$6 billion in coal and coal-fired investments despite commitment to three global climate accords.

Sustainability: The bond that endures - Tools and insights for ESG investing in fixed income

19 November 2019
BlackRock considers four key areas for environmental, social and governance (ESG) in fixed income: sustainable building blocks such as ESG indexes, a lens for considering the sustainability of government bond issuers, the financial relevance/materiality of ESG characteristics across different industries, and how to build sustainable portfolios using fixed income.

Valuing ESG: Doing good or sounding good?

20 March 2020
This paper considers a framework for company valuation that incorporates social responsibility in order to evaluate whether or not ‘doing good’ creates value for environmental, social and governance (ESG) companies, and for investors. It considers factors such as growth, profitability, investment efficiency, and risk.