Eliminating Tobacco Companies From Investment Portfolios Bronwyn King, a Melbourne radiation oncologist, was horrified that she and her colleagues at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre were unknowingly supporting tobacco through their superannuation (pension) investments - an action which came at the
In this edition of Writs & Cures the team meet Dr Bronwyn King, a radiation oncologist at Peter Mac who discovered that her superannuation fund was investing in tobacco companies. Her actions since have transformed the way superannuation funds invest their members’ money and ensured billion of
Almost half of all Australian Super Funds (by FUM) are tobacco-free. But it can be tricky to figure out if your money is being invested in tobacco or not. Listen here.
AXA Group divests tobacco industry assets The incidence of long term non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, heart disease and chronic respiratory illnesses, is sharply rising and are currently responsible for 68% (1) of all deaths worldwide. For cancer alone, unhealthy lifestyle
Bank of New Zealand has developed a responsible investment policy which excludes companies involved in the production of cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear weapons and tobacco or tobacco products from its international equity holdings, it said. "In the last 3.5 years our funds under
Manufacturers of tobacco, cluster munitions, landmines, biological and chemical weapons to be excluded from all portfolios AMP Capital is furthering its commitment to responsible investing by introducing a new decision-making framework where, in exceptional circumstances, it may exclude companies