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Case Study: Challenger Limited

As one the largest investment managers in the Asia-Pacific region, Challenger Limited recognises the responsibilities we have in relation to sustainable investing and considers the impact we have on the environment, our people and the communities in which we operate.   

Challenger Life Company (CLC) partnered with AGL Energy Limited by investing equity in the development and construction of the Oaklands Hill Wind Farm located in Western Victoria.  With 32 wind turbines, the wind farm is capable of generating up to 63MW of clean energy.

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Case Study: Macquarie Group

The Macquarie Research ESG team’s annual Human Capital Management report uses employee data to show companies whose employees are engaged, diverse and productive.   

The Human Capital Management report is an annual ESG research report that analyses Macquarie’s employee indicators database to show companies who have great employee stats like low turnover, good diversity and high levels of engagement outperform. This generates a list of HCM leaders. Companies which have room to improve are also highlighted.

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Case Study: Fidelity International

By investing in the most innovative names in healthcare, Fidelity International is witnessing the delivery of a range of positive impacts on society.   

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare’s (FPH) development of respiratory technology is providing better patient incomes and reducing the cost of their healthcare, while supporting its employees to up-skill. Strong and sustainable returns to investors are also being delivered.

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Case Study: HESTA

The HESTA Social Impact Investment Trust (SIIT) invests in opportunities that have a measurable positive social impact while meeting risk/return objectives.

A fund created in partnership with Social Ventures Australia (SVA), the SIIT currently invests in social and affordable housing and state of the art aged care facilities. Programs that restore children to the care of their families and help people experiencing homelessness to find and maintain stable accommodation are also part of the fund...


Case Study: Magellan

The investment team at Magellan has an amazing opportunity to directly influence the financial outcomes of our investors as well as shaping the direction of some of the world's great companies.

At Magellan, we believe that our objectives as investors are two-fold: we seek to protect the capital of our investors while generating attractive returns on our investors’ capital.  Magellan seeks to achieve these objectives by investing in outstanding companies at attractive prices...


Case Study: Mercer

Mercer assesses the potential financial impact of climate change on Mercer’s superannuation funds and engages with large carbon emitters about their climate change strategies.

We combined our existing capital market forecasting process with findings from our 2015 public report called “Investing in a Time of Climate Change” to develop a tool that assesses the potential impact of multiple climate change scenarios on our portfolios...


Case Study: QIC

Investing in essential infrastructure while managing the environmental and social footprint to enable long term sustainable growth.

The Port of Melbourne provides an essential service and delivers long term economic benefit to the Victorian community and Australian economy.  The size of the land footprint, and the port’s impact on local communities, environment and its people mean managing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is critical...


Case Study: Future Fund

The Future Fund, as Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, has a clear mission - to invest for the benefit of future generations of Australians. 

Established by the Australian Federal Government in May 2006 the Future Fund is a mechanism that strengthens the Commonwealth’s long-term financial position. Every dollar that we make is a dollar that adds to Australia’s wealth and contributes to its future...


Case Study: Cbus Super

Cbus Super’s investment in renewable energy platform Bright Energy Investments will deliver strong, sustainable long-term returns for Cbus members while contributing to the West Australian economy.

The team spent four weeks completing due diligence for this investment. This included reviewing the underlying contractual documentation for two operating solar and wind farms and two development solar and windfarms, collaborating with our investment partner, and negotiating the structure, key terms, conditions, documentation and pricing... 


Case Study: AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper invested in Ausgrid, Australia’s largest electricity network, in 2016. Ausgrid plays a critical role in the community, delivering electricity to around 1.7 million homes and businesses around Sydney and the Hunter Valley.

The success of the transaction hinged on our ability to leverage our size, internal capabilities and industry networks to act quickly to evaluate, price and fund the transaction...


Case Study: Wavestone Capital

Wavestone Capital invests in quality companies with a sustainable competitive advantage. We incorporate environmental, social and governance issues into our process when analysing companies.

Our aim is to deliver superior returns to the Australian stockmarket by utilising our Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA) process.  


Case Study: NAB Asset Management

NAB Asset Management boutique, Fairview Equity Partners, invests in Nanosonics’ next generation Trophon device, enabling technology found to significantly reduce the risk of infection associated with ultrasound probes. 

Fairview had been analysing this stock for a seven years before we invested. We waited for clinical acceptance to be evident in the key US market before becoming one of the first institutions of size to back management with equity capital to develop the next generation of probes...