Investments



Strategy

ASIC corporate plan 2022-26: focus 2022-23

This corporate plan highlights the work ASIC will be undertaking over the next four years, with an emphasis on regulating product design and distribution, sustainable finance, retirement decision making and technology risks.
Report

Millions of Australians own Big Super - report 2

This report is the second in a new series from ISA examining how industry funds’ distinctive investment approach strengthens Australia’s economy while also delivering benefits for members.
Strategy

Social impact investment policy 2.0: growing our impact

This document sets out the vision for social impact investment (SII) in New South Wales, and comes with a promise to deliver more investments in a simpler way, enhancing the knowledge-base and knowledge-sharing practices, and building a more diverse impact investment ecosystem.
Discussion paper

Regenerate and restore: a circular economy discussion paper for investors

This paper argues that a circular economy may present a considerable opportunity for institutional investors in financial returns, climate solutions and emissions reductions, and other parts of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Report

A roadmap for Australian investors

Capital Human and Impact Investing Australia have created this roadmap. It details how to invest to achieve gender equity, racial equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes by investing in and from Australia.
Report

Millions of Australians own Big Super - report 1

This report is the first in a new series examining how industry funds’ distinctive investment approach delivers benefits for members and also strengthens Australia’s economy in a range of important ways.
Guide

Corporate climate transition plans: a guide to investor expectations

This paper was developed to detail what investors should expect of companies developing climate transition plans that are seeking alignment with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. It aims to provide guidance for companies creating these plans and an overarching framework for investors to...
Strategy

ASIC corporate plan 2021–25: focus 2021–22

This corporate plan highlights the work ASIC will be undertaking over the next four years, especially, promoting economic recovery, reducing risk of harm to consumers exposed to poor product governance and design, supporting enhanced cyber resilience and cyber security, and driving industry readiness and compliance...
Report

Navigating uncertainty: Australian young adult investors and digital finance cultures

As investing becomes more accessible for younger investors through emerging digital products and services, industry groups and regulation bodies are concerned about increasing numbers of inexperienced young adults starting to invest. This report outlines the findings from recent research into young Australians and their investing...
Report

Legal opinion 2021: legal duties of New Zealand trustees to identify and manage climate change related investment risk

This document discusses the legal duties of New Zealand trustees to manage climate change-related risk to trust investments.
Report

Responsible investment benchmark report Australia 2020

This report details the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.
Report

Full disclosure: improving corporate disclosure on climate risk

This report captures the views of investors who are reading and using company reporting to inform investment decisions, manage portfolio level risk and set strategies for transitioning to net zero emissions. It sets out what investors expect from the next generation of climate reports, how...
Discussion paper

Dirty big secret: financial performance of fossil fuel companies

Amid the stockmarket turmoil of 2020, fossil fuel companies have performed worse than the wider market. However, the underperformance of fossil fuel companies is not limited to early this year. Fossil fuel companies have performed worse than the wider market over the entire last decade.
Report

Exploring plausible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in New Zealand

Although a global coronavirus pandemic was always a possibility, few probabilistic models would have predicted that this event would occur in early-2020. The magnitude, timing, and velocity of climate-related impacts are similarly uncertain. This report presents climate-related risk scenarios developed by KPMG with The Aotearoa...
Discussion paper

Retail investor trading during COVID-19 volatility

This paper outlines some early observations by ASIC staff on trading in securities and contracts for difference (CFDs) during the volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19 volatility). It was produced to inform our work in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and is...
Report

Global trends in renewable energy investment 2019

This report has tracked trends and opportunities in the sector since 2004 and shows that global investment in renewable energy capacity hit US$272.9 billion in 2018, far outstripping investments in new fossil fuel generation.
Guide

Maximising your investment: using rating tools to attract sustainable finance for real estate

Sustainable finance has been an area of interest to the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for some time. NABERS have been closely monitoring green bond issuances in the property sector and are encouraged by the uptake of sustainable finance solutions many customers are...
Report

Incentivizing responsible and secure innovation: principles and guidance for investors

This report proposes an innovative focus on cybersecurity incentives for the investment community. It proposes principles for investors that will raise their internal cybersecurity awareness and offers a framework enabling investors to assess the cybersecurity preparedness of their target company.
Report

Renewables 2019: global status report

This report provides an overview of the renewable energy markets, investments and policies around the world, based on evidence from 2018.