Mindy Leow, Head of Community Building at B Lab Australia and New Zealand, shared with attendees what it means to invest with a B Corporation.
In early August, we hosted the annual UCA Funds Management Investor Briefing, with almost 200 people venturing out into the Melbourne grey to attend.
The day included two sessions: a breakfast networking event for charities and a special briefing for retail and Synod investors.
The breakfast event included a detailed presentation from MinterEllison special counsel Sarah Barker on recent changes in climate change legislation and their impacts. Ms Barker indicated the climate change discussion had moved beyond debate of its existence to the financial implications of inaction for companies.
With recent legislation changes and reporting requirements, boards now need to take climate change into account and develop risk strategies around its impacts.
Ms Barker believes awareness around the financial implications of climate change is "really going to really take off in the next few months here in Australia".
The lunch session included a special presentation from Mindy Leow, Head of Community Building at B Lab Australia and New Zealand. Ms Leow took investors through what it means to invest with a B Corporation – a global accreditation UCA Funds Management was able to achieve in May this year.
"Even though consumers want to support good companies, we find that it can be really difficult sometimes to identify who are really good companies from those doing good marketing" Ms Leow said.
"B Corp certification sets a high standard globally for companies to prove that they are walking the talk."
Would you like a copy of the investor briefing presentation? Contact Development Manager David Patterson on 1800 996 888 or email us for a copy of the presentation.