About | Mariana Wheatley

Mariana Wheatley

I’m Altiorem’s business manager. My role encompasses marketing, fundraising, business and operations support and volunteer engagement. I’m interested in the intersection of social and environmental issues, particularly those that work towards a just transition to a future where people, nature and the economy flourish.

Mariana Wheatley

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Deloitte Australia cleantech (DACT) index

The quarterly performance of 93 cleantech stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is outlined. Measured in relation to the ASX200, the findings reveal this new and emerging industry's growth in comparison to Australia's already established powerhouse companies.

An investor briefing on the apparel industry: Moving the needle on responsible labour practices

This report highlights why responsible labour practices in the apparel industry matter for investors. Drawing on investor case studies, the report explains how to implement effective strategies that address risks and negative human rights impacts in investee companies and their supply chains.

The dialogue: The impact of climate change on mortality and retirement incomes in Australia

This report analyses climate change risks to Australians’ health and finances to understand the implications climate change poses to insurers, pension providers and policy-makers. Finding that bushfires, heatwaves and infectious illnesses pose risks to human health and finances resulting in higher mortality, lower superannuation balances and lower retirement incomes.

Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018: Guidance for reporting entities

30 September 2019
Australian Government guidance to entities reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2018. The guidance provides information on what is modern slavery, how it might impact on reporting entities, what obligations entities have under the Act, and how to report against mandatory criteria using case studies as illustrations.

Global warming of 1.5°C: Summary for policymakers

This summary for policymakers presents key findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. It includes comparisons between global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

SDG Compass: The guide for business action on the SDGs

This guide provides the tools, knowledge and expertise to assist businesses to formulate a strategy that puts sustainability at the core of its approach. Presenting five steps that direct businesses on how to align strategies and how to quantify and oversee commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Rethinking food and agriculture 2020-2030: The second domestication of plants and animals, the disruption of the cow, and the collapse of industrial livestock farming

14 September 2019
Rethinking food and agriculture focuses on new technologies driving the transformation of the food and agriculture sectors and the implications for the cattle industry in the United States. It argues that 2020-2030 will see the current industrialised, animal-agriculture system be replaced with a Food-as-Software model.

Climate justice

This paper discusses issues of justice relating to climate change. Through a philosophical lens, it provides guidance on climate justice as it relates to assessing climate impacts, intergenerational justice, risk and uncertainty, responsibility, greenhouse gas budgets, and climate policy.

Sustainability, well-being, and economic growth

30 September 2012
Substantial reductions in economic growth for environmental and social sustainability may be unnecessary. Policies and market signals are required to conserve natural resources, equally distribute wealth and mitigate the impacts of climate change. It is argued that environmental and social goals are of greater importance in meeting the needs of society than economic development.

Banking beyond coal: Sustainable development without coal finance

30 June 2018
This investor briefing investigates the financing of the coal power industry. Highlighting that bank financing continues to facilitate active development of coal power infrastructure, particularly in developing nations, which is incompatible with the Paris Agreement. Additionally, it provides a call to action for investors to engage with their banks to strengthen coal divestment policies.

Guiding principles on business and human rights: Implementing the United Nations protect, respect and remedy framework

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is a report that implements the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ framework, regarding the obligations of states and responsibilities of business to ensure that human rights are protected and respected throughout all business operations and ultimately remedied when breached.

Examining inequality 2019

The report looks at different layers of inequality highlighting the role geography and gender have on factors that increase the chance of poverty. It includes case studies examining inequality, primary health care, digital technology, how countries are being impacted by climate change, and recent global data hindering the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Seafood sourcing risk in Asia: 2016

30 November 2016
Asia Research & Engagement’s research lists the current sustainability risks pertaining to the seafood industry and responses from retailers and hotels. It builds a case for the retailers, hotels and restaurants operating in seafood supply across Asia to increase their focus on their supply chain risks and take the necessary steps to manage them.

ESG considerations in fixed income: Observation of 10 ESG integration trends

31 March 2020
This paper shares key ESG integration trends that Russell Investments has found in the fixed income market. It is based off observations derived from their 2019 Annual ESG Manager Survey and discussions with fixed income market practitioners looking at ESG considerations and implementations in their investment process.

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Investor action on climate change

The report assesses the investment practices of signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) on the topic of climate change. In partnership between PRI and Novethic, the report includes themes such as long-termism, climate-related risks and opportunities, scenario analysis and innovation for a successful transition to a low carbon economy.

Human rights in private equity: Information and summary

This paper provides an overview of human rights due diligence (HRDD) in relation to private equity (PE) investors. Topics covered include the responsibility of PE, the value of HRDD for PE, the characteristics of PE, integration of HRDD into PE processes and implementation challenges.

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.

Circular economy - From review of theories and practices to development of implementation tools

23 November 2017
The paper provides an overview of the literature on Circular Economy theoretical approaches, strategies and implementation cases. After analysing different Circular Economy approaches and the underlying principles, the paper then proceeds with developing tools for Circular Economy implementation. The tools discussed include a strategies database and an implementation database.

Navigating the sustainable investment landscape

31 December 2016
This paper informs asset owners about the current state of sustainable investing for US institutional investors. Drawing on the experiences of over 100 asset owners and investment professional as well as evidence from WRI’s own endowment the paper constructs a detailed outline of sustainable investing. It highlights the underlying motives and drivers, governance structures, relevant data and standards, investment vehicles, and key barriers that shape opportunities for implementation.