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Sustainable Investment Insights: Key Trends to Watch for Financial Advisers in Australia


Political disputes, greenwashing concerns, and increasing regulatory demands have been significant hurdles, yet our commitment to sustainability remains unwavering. At Oko Adviser, we believe that integrating sustainability analysis is crucial for understanding a company’s stakeholder relationships, exposure to emerging social and environmental issues, and adaptability. This focus on sustainability isn’t just a trend; it’s a core component of long-term investment strategy.

The Aussie Super Funds' Fossil Fuel Feast


Market Forces, an environmental advocacy group, has lifted the veil on Australian superannuation funds, revealing a startling trend: a doubling of investments in fossil fuel companies over the past two years

Navigating the Evolving Landscape of ESG Reporting: From Greenwashing to Genuine Transparency.


One well-known issue in ESG reporting is greenwashing, where companies portray themselves as more sustainable than they truly are. This phenomenon exists on a spectrum, ranging from deliberate deceit to wishful thinking. Additionally, newer terms like "greenhushing" and "green wishing" have emerged.

Unmasking Greenwashing: Protecting Your Clients and Their Investments


Greenwashing is a deceptive practice where a company exaggerates or fabricates its environmental credentials to appeal to environmentally conscious investors and consumers. This can range from misleading marketing campaigns to outright false claims about sustainability efforts.

Sodium-Ion Batteries: The Future of Sustainable Energy Storage and Investment Opportunities


Sodium is 500 to 1,000 times more abundant than lithium, and its extraction is far less harmful to the environment. Unlike lithium, sourcing sodium does not involve earth-scarring mining practices. Natron's sodium-ion batteries are crafted from readily available materials such as aluminum, iron, and manganese, making them an eco-friendly choice.

Addressing Skepticism: The Real Impact of Sustainable Investing.


Sustainable investing encounters three main hurdles that impede its wider acceptance: inconsistencies in data and reporting, misconceptions about financial performance, and investor skepticism toward its impact. These factors contribute to doubts surrounding sustainable investing, hindering its adoption by both companies and investors.

A cheat sheet of EU sustainability regulations


Over the past year or so, a series of regulations and proposed rules have been handed down by the European Union affecting companies based or operating on that continent, including thousands of U.S. firms. It’s a dizzying and confusing array of initiatives, not to mention the acronyms that go with each.

Where are all the Sustainable Investing clients?


The top challenges when having your first sustainable investing conversation (and how to solve them)


Greenwashing in ESG. The time is now for Financial Advisers.