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We hope you and your loved ones are safe and coping as best you can during these difficult times.

We just wanted to let you know that we are now doing all meetings online and working from home as much as possible, to help flatten the curve and protect those most vulnerable from COVID-19.  You can still reach us on the phone or via email as usual.

Our advice to you will continue via Adobe Sign as per usual.

If you have any concerns or need to chat about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Bring your gardening gloves for a morning of tree planting as part of Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network.


Ethical Investment Week Tree Planting day – Brisbane River Long Pocket

Morning of Sunday 25 October 2020

More details to come!

The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) a volunteer organization focused on the re-establishment and maintenance of ecologically healthy catchments in Brisbane’s Inner West to deliver both environmental and community benefits.

“Business chiefs urge PM to invest “sustainably” for COVID-19 Recovery”

48 major businesses including RIAA and Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for “sustainable investments’  in policies driving healthcare, affordable housing, public transport and liveable cities, education and low-emissions energy generation.
“These issues are really front and centre for us in the finance sector. Our industries are inextricably linked and exposed to the financial success of the nation,” ASFI co-chairman Simon O’Connor said.

“Achieving those goals is a distinct possibility. A low-carbon recovery could not only initiate the significant emissions reductions needed to halt climate change but also create more jobs and economic growth than a high-carbon recovery would.”

The Age

Green Bonds

A fixed-income instrument issued by governments or companies looking to fund green, social & sustainable projects, providing both impact alongside the potential to generate financial return.

Examples of the impact some of our investments in bond funds are providing in Global Health and Energy:

Green bonds – Asian Development Bank ReNew Power Ventures Wind and Solar Development Project is supporting the development of solar & wind power across various Indian states.  India is the 4th highest GHG emitting country.

QTC Green Bond Australia • Updating historic long–distance train lines

Social bonds – Australia’s largest local social bond raising undertaken by National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation (NHFIC), supporting ten community housing providers across NSW, SA, Tasmania & Victoria.

The African Development Bank Fight COVID-19 social bond – helping to access clean drinking water, sanitation, healthcare & employment generation.

Vaccine Bond – The International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) a public/private partnership in early 2020, raised money for CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.
76% DTP3 (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) coverage in 40 Gavi-supported African countries as of 2018.

134 million unique children in Africa immunised with Gavi support (as of 2018).
3.1 million girls in Africa immunised with the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) over the past 20 years.
Related SDGs

RI Australia Benchmark Report launched last week

‘The responsible investment market continues to grow, with associated assets under management up 17% over 2019 to almost $1.15 trillion. Representing 37% of total professionally managed assets under management.

In 2019, Australian and multi-sector responsible investment funds outperformed mainstream funds over 1, 3, 5 and 10 year time horizons

RIAA 2020 Report

One of our fund managers looks behind how robotics and AI are assisting in healthcare during COVID-19

Leading companies in this space, are contributing to fighting the pandemic.

The development of an autonomous disinfection robot by Omron, that disinfects a particular premises by eliminating 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, both airborne and droplet, with a precise dosage of UVC energy, reducing the risk of human exposure to the corona virus.

Swiss Healthcare company, a market leader in smart consumables used to automate diagnostic workflow in life sciences and clinical testing laboratories. Tecan has experienced strong demand for its products to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  Automation is critical for countries attempting to scale up their COVID-19 testing capacity.

source: BetaShares 

Long-term wealth

At Ethical Investment Advisers we share Vanguard’s view that ‘investors who stay the course over time, riding through the regular ups and downs of the markets, have a much better chance of achieving investment success than those who try to cherry pick when to buy and sell.’

Vanguards Digital Index Chart compares the growth of $10,000 invested in major asset classes over historical periods (1990-2020) illustrating just how volatile investment markets can become over very short periods of time and the benefits of long term investing with a diversified approach which can deliver consistent growth over the long term.

Long-term Wealth

Carbon’s capture in perspective – Political status quo?

Is the real concern global climate change, or is it centralised power generation?

Does Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)  stack up from an economical, technical and environmental perspective? And, how does it compare with already scalable clean large-scale energy generation sources such as wind and solar?

The Fifth Estate Article

Coal Mines – a stranded asset

Peabody Energy has written $1.4bn off the value of the world’s largest coal mine, an acknowledgement of electricity generators’ permanent shift towards natural wind and gas.

Peabody’s write-down was “a clear signal that Powder River Basin coal production isn’t coming back,” said Shannon Anderson, staff attorney at the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a land conservation group.

source: Financial Times

Disclaimer The contents of this newsletter are intended as general advice only. No specific person’s circumstances, financial situation or objectives have been taken into consideration. You should not act on the information provided without seeking personal advice from an appropriately qualified financial planner. Research sources: CAER Corporate Monitor. While the source has been verified as reliable, the actual content has not been checked for accuracy. Consequently Ethical Investment Advisers does not warrant the accuracy of the information nor accept liability for any errors in the data.



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