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By Rebekah Swan
on 21 August 2017 08:35 a.m.

It can take relatively little effort for investment managers to give the appearance of being concerned about responsible investment issues. But it takes more than glossy marketing material, membership of an industry group or simple rhetoric to be a truly responsible investment manager.

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By Rebekah Swan
on 02 August 2017 08:45 a.m.
It’s great to see that more and more New Zealanders are embracing the concept of responsible investing, with record growth in this type of investment over the past year. This is the finding of the latest Benchmark Report released by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) which showed ‘core’ responsible investment in New Zealand increased from $1.6 billion in 2015 to $42.7 billion at the end of 2016.
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By Rebekah Swan
on 26 May 2017 12:42 p.m.

There are many great people making a positive difference and worthwhile projects happening in the communities around us. However, we don’t always get the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of these unseen heroes and the good works in which they are involved. Therefore I am delighted that we have the opportunity to do so through our sponsorship of the AMP Capital People’s Choice Award for a community changemaker. 

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By Rebekah Swan
on 23 May 2017 08:31 a.m.
I was excited recently to attend Philanthropy New Zealand’s biennial Summit which hosted the country’s largest gathering of leaders involved with philanthropy. The theme was ‘Innovate for Impact’ and focused on the increasingly crucial role of innovation in the success of organisations and communities.
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By Rebekah Swan
on 30 March 2017 06:32 a.m.
The latest Corporate Governance report from AMP Capital is a great example of ESG research and shareholder engagement in action. This comprehensive report goes beyond simply reporting on the basics and provides some fascinating insights into the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors which influence investments and company value. 
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By Bevan Graham
on 06 December 2016 10:35 a.m.
0.36 What should we watch out for following Trump’s victory? 
2.46 Could we expect a Trump in NZ or around the world? 
4.28 Are we at the end of the low-interest rate environment? 
5.35 What are the flow-on effects for NZ? 
6.52 NZ economy – are there things we can expect in 2017? 
8.09 How is 2017 shaping up for the average Kiwi investor?
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By Rebekah Swan
on 08 November 2016 07:30 a.m.
As a responsible investment manager, AMP Capital is actively involved in a variety of industry initiatives around climate change. One example of this was the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) roundtable I attended recently which discussed the ‘Future of Climate Disclosure’.
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By Bevan Graham
on 16 September 2016 07:51 a.m.

0:24 Why are we seeing so much disruption in politics and what does it mean for the global economy?
4:10 Central banks around the world, including the RBNZ, are easing monetary policy to try and support demand.  Are we heading for trouble and is it working?
5:58 The NZD is very high at the moment making life difficult for exporters. Why is this and can the RBNZ control it with monetary policy?
7:12 The NZ economy is relatively strong, at least in term so of headline GDP growth.  But per capita is a different story; is productivity an issue for our economy?

 

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By Rebekah Swan
on 13 September 2016 08:55 a.m.
As part of our commitment to incorporating ESG issues into our investment decisions, AMP Capital was an early signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). These principles aim to provide an internationally agreed framework to help institutional investors incorporate ESG issues into investment decision making and ownership practices. I recently attended the 10th annual PRI Conference in Singapore along with members of AMP Capital’s ESG team. Attended by over 600 delegates, the event had a busy agenda focusing on long-term ESG issues, which I talk about more in my video diary.
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By Rebekah Swan
on 06 September 2016 12:21 p.m.
Every year the Commission for Financial Capability runs ‘Money Week’, an event aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to talk about money and develop greater financial capability. “Show me the money!” is the theme for this year’s event which runs from 5-11 September. 
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By Rebekah Swan
on 29 July 2016 08:55 a.m.
During this time of uncertainty nothing is certain, but it’s pleasing to see the growth and demand continue for responsible investing.
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By Rebekah Swan
on 20 May 2016 02:37 p.m.
"Dreams & Disasters: The Adara Story"
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