About | Mentor | Jacinda Manettas

Jacinda Manettas

Currently working at Macquarie Bank in the Banking and Financial Services division as a Broker support officer.  After spending time volunteering with Altiorem through university I would like to pursue a career in the responsible investment space.


Graduate with a Bachelor of Business student majoring in Finance (Economics minor) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) at the beginning of 2020. I am hoping to pursue a career in Equities Research, with a strong interest in sustainable investing. I found at university our learning is widely focused on the financial analysis of companies, with little emphasis on ESG. Altiorem has opened my mind to how important it is for companies to not only be publicly reporting their financial achievements but also their sustainable achievements. In my spare time, I like to explore the foodie scene around Sydney, enjoy the beach and keep fit by training at F45 and practicing yoga.

Jacinda Manettas


Global investor study: The rise of the sustainable investor

31 October 2020
The report highlights key findings from Schroder’s Global Investor Study. It provides an insight into global investor attitudes towards sustainable investing and the obstacles preventing widespread adoption of sustainable investing. The report emphasises the notion that sustainable investing is gaining momentum around the world.

Getting to green: Showcasing leading approaches to climate change within the European banking sector

30 September 2018
This report highlights how banks are affected by climate change and have the ability to make and impact through their support and finance of certain industries. Banks must start setting precedent for ambitious climate disclosure and this paper provides recommendations on how banks can align their business models with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Investing with an LGBTQI lens: Rethinking gender analysis across investing fields

30 June 2020
Produced with the support of Dreilinden gGmbH, a German Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) funder and impact investor, this guide sets out a theoretical grounding demonstrating why LGBTQI lens is germane to investment decision making and providing the tools needed to conduct financial analyses.

Institutional investors and the behavioral barriers to taking action on climate change

28 October 2019
The report examines why leading climate investors are rapidly outpacing their peers despite having access to the same information. As part of the report, investment professionals and key stakeholders were surveyed and interviewed, revealing cognitive biases to be an important barrier to taking action on climate change.

The world's dumbest idea

31 December 2014
An exploration into the problems that are present within the concept of shareholders value maximisation (SVM). Montier examines the history which has lead to the adaptation of this idea and the potential impact it has on the economy.

Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity

31 December 2009
The nine planetary boundaries offer an approach to global sustainability where humanity can safely operate and avoid major human-induced environmental change on a global scale. The article argues that three of the planetary boundaries are already transgressed, including: climate change, biodiversity loss and the global nitrogen cycle.

The toll from coal: An updated assessment of death and disease from America’s dirtiest energy source

30 September 2010
Emissions from the coal-fired power plant industry in the form of fine particle pollution, global warming, ozone smog, acid rain and regional haze, cause significant negative effects on human beings. Research shows that death or disease from coal-based electricity production in the United States, can be reduced if the pollution from coal plants is addressed.


In focus: Addressing investor needs in business reporting on the SDGs

This report aims to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the business reporting process. This is done by providing perspectives and recommendations on key parameters to effectively inform investor decision-making processes. This report builds on current available disclosures and does not intend to create a new reporting framework.

United Nations Global Compact: Progress report 2018

The 2018 United Nations Global Compact Progress Report is an assessment of how businesses are adopting the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in their strategy and operations, as well as an evaluation of their actions to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Integrating the SDGs into corporate reporting: A practical guide

This guide builds on earlier work, in particular, the SDG Compass developed by the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which offers a starting point for companies approaching the SDGs, including resources. This practical guide does not create a new reporting framework. Rather, it outlines a three-step process to embed the SDGs in existing business and reporting processes.

Human rights: The foundation of sustainable business

In December 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Two of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are derived directly from the Universal Declaration. The United Nations Global Compact is advocating for businesses to stand up for human rights, promoting uptake of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

How investors integrate ESG: A typology of approaches

Understanding how investors are applying the growing supply of corporate ESG information into their investment decision-making is increasingly important. This report aims to help investors navigate the rapidly changing responsible investing landscape by developing a typology that classifies approaches to environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration.

Investing in a time of climate change: The sequel 2019

30 April 2019
This report is intended to help investors understand how climate change can influence their investment performance in both the short and long term. The research uses scenarios from the Cambridge Econometrics transition-risk climate model, to consider three scenarios; 2⁰C, 3⁰C and 4⁰C temperature increases, with evolved pathways and magnitude.

ESG and corporate financial performance: Mapping the global landscape

31 December 2015
This white paper highlights whether integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the investment process has had a positive effect on corporate financial performance (CFP), whether the effect was stable over time, how a link between ESG and CFP differs across regions and asset classes and whether any specific subcategory of E, S or G had a dominant influence on CFP.

Long-term portfolio guide

This research focuses on providing a framework for institutional investors to improve long-term outcomes for their portfolios, their investee companies and for their stakeholders. This framework is comprised of five core action areas: investment beliefs, risk appetite statement, benchmarking process, evaluations and incentives, and investment mandates.

We need a bigger boat: Sustainability in investment

31 August 2012
This report is designed to help asset owners and asset managers overcome their modern-day challenges as we stand on the cusp of a period of significant transformation in world economies, politics and capital markets. It explores practical solutions and processes to enable investors to become sustainable investors.