Investments

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2018

This paper explores the fossil fuel divestment movement and, on the other side of the coin, the fossil free investment movement. In addition to the benefit of aligning investments with an organisation’s purpose, it finds the returns available on local and international fossil free investment...

Report

25 Aug 2018

Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.

Report

9 Aug 2018

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.

Report

6 Jul 2018

The review considered the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility's (NAIF's) policy settings, with particular reference to its investment mandate, and assessed the implications on NAIF's project identification, selection and assessment processes, including risk settings.

Strategy

6 Jul 2018

This document constitutes the One Planet SWF Working Group’s Framework. It is the outcome of consultations among the founding members and with other institutional investors who are working towards the integration of climate change issues in the asset management sector.

Research report

Creating new markets to benefit members and fund necessary investments
26 Jun 2018

This report addresses the question of how superannuation trustees can ensure that they are investing their assets for the public good — in particular how to fund public infrastructure.

Working paper

1 Jun 2018

Unprecedented levels of urbanisation coupled with revolutions in transport, energy, and data technology offer new opportunities to reshape cities. Cities of the future need to be planned strategically to support environmental and social well-being as well as economic productivity. To do so, cities must encourage...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 5 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

The slides were to teach the fundamentals of energy efficiency policies that can be used to reduce energy use in buildings and how energy efficiency policies can enable effective investment and finance for energy efficiency in buildings.

Report

16 May 2018

This research investigated social impact investment (SII), which aims to generate and actively measure social and financial returns. There are several promising SII models—including housing supply bonds, property funds, funding social enterprises, social impact bonds and social impact loans.

Discussion paper

9 May 2018

This paper examines the distribution of borrowing rates paid by companies, and the relationship between corporate borrowing rates and fixed capital investment, using a unique hand-collected dataset.

Briefing paper

5 Apr 2018

This background paper outlines the main categories of financial products available to retail investors, the size of retail investment in the main categories of financial products held by Australian retail investors and the ways in which retail investors are protected, including prohibitions and restrictions on...

Commentary

20 Mar 2018

Grattan Institute researchers, Brendan Coates and Danielle Wood, outline who wins and who loses from Labor’s hotly debated tax policy.

Research report

12 Feb 2018

This paper provides a brief introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Report

11 Jan 2018

This resource reveals insights into how impact investors enable the organizations and projects they finance to expand and deepen their impact beyond the duration of their investment.

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Australia’s 2.2 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) employ two thirds of Australian workers and create a substantial proportion of new jobs. Ensuring that businesses have access to capital is important for the growth of their businesses and to create jobs in the economy.

Research report

13 Nov 2017

The Global Innovation Index, the world's leading measurement of innovation across more than 80 indicators, shows Australia is not innovating enough. The economic and technological realities of an increasingly innovative world economy will inevitably catch up to Australia.

Report

2 Nov 2017

This Noetic Knowledge report presents what Noetic has observed and learned in the process of developing and implementing investment management. It also provides an overview of effective investment management practices to identify and realise benefits.

Report

18 Oct 2017

Is Australia investing in tourism infrastructure? This report looks at 2016-17 across aviation, accommodation and arts, recreation and business services, finding strong investment in tourism's three main sectors.

Presentation

12 Oct 2017

This project analyses the drivers and barriers for private investment in the Pacific, exploring the possibilities and benefits of private investment, as well as the challenges it presents.

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