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Understanding the surge in extreme weather events and the climate connection

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.
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4 January 2024

The need for sustainable investment solutions in the Murray Darling Basin

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.
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4 January 2024

Intern profile: Wilfred Wu

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.
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15 December 2023

Intern Profile: Harshine Ramalu

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.
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29 November 2023

Thinking deeper about sustainable finance in emerging economies

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.
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9 November 2023

Intern profile: Lauren Clark

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.
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8 November 2023

Why voting ‘Yes’ is good for investors

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.
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26 September 2023

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

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.
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17 July 2023

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

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.
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26 June 2023

A Guide to Cleantech Investing

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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13 June 2023

A new framework for understanding the sustainability of business models – Part 1

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. Part 1 of a two part series outlines the five unsustainable characteristics that need to be addressed if a business is to thrive in a sustainable economy.
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6 April 2023

Intern Profile: Liam Formosa

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 Liam Formosa.
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1 March 2023

Report: How can businesses thrive in a sustainable economy?

This paper highlights the limitations and misalignment of current business models with the objectives of a sustainable economy as defined by the Doughnut Economics model. Drawing from case studies, the report investigates how business models need to change to fit into a sustainable economy, and presents a new framework for companies and investors to assess an organisation's alignment with a sustainable economy.
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22 February 2023

2022 articles by the Altiorem community

Altiorem's backbone is our community of volunteers who summarise every piece of content that is on Altiorem. We offer our volunteers and university interns the opportunity to grow their knowledge and their profile by researching and writing about ESG issues which are published in the Australian Shareholders' Association and The Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association monthly magazines. We've anticipated that you'll be looking for some lite sustainable finance reading over the holidays, so we're sharing these articles with you.
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15 December 2022

Slavery in supply chains – digging deeper as investors

The responsibility to uphold human rights in complex supply chains is often unclear, leading to blame shifting. Investment choices significantly influence firms' human rights positions. Shareholder pressure and divestment can improve workers' conditions and reduce business risks. This article explores modern slavery and provides resources for minimising related investment risks.
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14 December 2022

La Niña

Last month, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirmed that we’re up for a ‘triple dip’ La Niña. This La Niña phase is likely to have already peaked and is expected to return to normal conditions by early next year. While the occurrence of two consecutive La Niña winters in the Northern Hemisphere is common, a Southern Hemisphere ‘triple dip‘ La Niña lasting three years in a row has only happened twice since 1950. This article explains what La Niña is and what it means for investors.
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5 December 2022
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