Research / Reports
A Policy Perspective on Climate Change, Health, and Health Systems
Back in 2015, in his powerful Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You”, Pope Francis made a powerful statement, unifying both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of life, on one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the 21st Century: environmental destruction and climate change.
A Perspective: Decoding the Tobacco Industry’s “Unsmoke the World” Claim
There exists much skepticism about the tobacco industry’s claim that it wants to “unsmoke the world”. Tobacco control proponents question how much the tobacco industry’s “transition narrative” should be trusted.  The history of the tobacco industry provides ample evidence for skepticism, if not outright rejection. While scientific studies demonstrated the negative harms of tobacco use, the tobacco industry…
CAMRADATA – Sustainable Investing Whitepaper
Tobacco Free Portfolios was pleased to participate in the CAMRADATA Sustainable Investing roundtable to discuss advancing sustainable finance and ensuring products labelled ESG, SDG-aligned or ‘net-zero’ are explicitly tobacco-free. Read more in the CAMRADATA Sustainable Investing Whitepaper.
Healthcare Company Retirement Plans Addicted to Tobacco
Tobacco presents an array of health, ethical and social risks that are well-known and long- studied. This report, drawing on new academic analysis from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics demonstrates that declining returns and growing business threats present a clear and present financial risk for investors in tobacco.
Webinars / Videos
A World Without Tobacco Post Pandemic – 2021 Webinar
Tobacco Free Portfolios was pleased to host a webinar in March, 2021, alongside global thought leaders from American Cancer Society, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Truth Initiative, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and The Center for Black Health & Equity to showcase the broad cross section of major tobacco control initiatives. The panel of speakers…
International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) Webinar
Tobacco Free Portfolios, together with the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), were pleased to co-host the webinar ‘Aligning portfolios with international treaties – where does tobacco fit in?’. In this video, hear from finance leaders who have gone tobacco-free, including Ian Silk, CEO AustralianSuper, Oliver Rousseau, Executive Director Fonds de Reserve Pour Les…
Australia’s Leading CEOs Go Tobacco-Free
Hear from some of Australia’s leading CEOs on why they went tobacco-free, why tobacco-free finance is an important step on the sustainable journey, what they would say to super funds that haven’t gone tobacco-free and how they feel leading a super fund that is tobacco-free.
As You Sow Webinar – Smoke & Mirrors Webinar Launch
Tobacco Free Portfolios CEO Dr Bronwyn King AO was pleased to participate in the global webinar ‘Smoke & Mirrors: Healthcare company retirement plans are addicted to tobacco’, alongside As You Sow, the USA’s non-profit leader in shareholder advocacy, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Webinar
In 2020, tobacco will kill five times more people than COVID-19—and is on track to kill one billion people this century. Furthermore, cigarette butts are the largest single type of litter by count, and have become the number one form of plastic pollution in the ocean, surpassing plastic straws. As the world moves to protect…
Launch of New Pledge Stamp Membership – 2020
For World No Tobacco Day 2020, Tobacco Free Portfolios together with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment co-hosted a high-level webinar to showcase progress in attracting new signatories to the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.