This report details industry data on the size, growth and performance of the Australian responsible investment (RI) market over twelve months to 31 December 2017 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.
Through this report, RIAA aims to support the ongoing growth of the responsible investment industry consistent with our objective of both broadening the uptake of RI whilst increasing the positive impact of investments on society and our environment. By providing clear and transparent data on the development of the market and the implementation of RI strategies, RIAA aims to support more investors undertaking a responsible approach to investment. Furthermore, by identifying the key drivers of increased RI, assets under management (AUM) and the barriers to uptake, RIAA works to increase the adoption and quality of RI strategies.
KPMG was commissioned by RIAA to undertake the data collection and analysis for this 2018 report. KPMG developed and delivered a survey to investment organisations across Australia, compiled the data derived from this primary research, undertook secondary research on publicly available data, undertook the ESG integration assessment based on RIAA’s framework and analysed the data to deliver the size, performance and growth of the responsible investment industry.
Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) 2018