A polar bear walks over sea ice floating in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. Research suggests that divesting in fossil fuels could help nations meet their climate change goals.
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Fossil fuel divestment apparently works. Research suggests announcements of divestments have a significant impact on the fossil fuel industry's share prices.
The typical residential property investor is on average 42 years old; male and 72% are married.
Individual households in Australia, on average, own 83% of all investment dwellings rented to private tenants or resold. They are people who usually have another main source of income.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide.
Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
They might seem innocuous, but tweets can have very real effects on company stock prices.
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
‘Tis the season to think about Christmas spending in a different way.
Five tips on how to spend in a way that contributes to social movements this Christmas.
Projects to adapt to climate change have come a long way since the 1960s when piles of cars were used to fight beach erosion.
To pay for the increasing costs of climate change Australia should have green bonds that finance projects that help us adapt. However research shows there are barriers to financing these bonds.
Just like the characters of The Big Short, its time to pick up the warning signs of a global financial crisis.
The financial products offered by the shadow banking sector allow investors to be further removed from their investments and banks to escape regulation, increasing the risk in the sector overall.
A typical street business in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Business Briefing: The hurdles, pitfalls and payoffs of investing in Indonesia.
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When it comes to doing business in Indonesia, some Australian businesses have a lot to learn.
Investors need to know if there is impairment of assets, but research shows firms don’t always disclose all the information they should about this.
Managers of well-known Australian companies are misleading investors by taking years to recognise asset impairments and not disclosing that information in financial reporting.
Airlines have saved energy by changing flight routes and modifying wings for better fuel use.
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Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
About a third of property investors are positively geared.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
The proposed changes to the Corporations Act might protect investors in crowd funding but it limits the types of businesses that can use these platforms.
The Italian government tried to limit the type of companies that could use crowd-sourced funding with poor results, Australia can learn from this.
Restricting the tax offsets for investing in start-ups to just those with plenty of money will hurt entrepreneurs.
The government should be encouraging informal investors to put their money into start-ups, not barring them from tax offsets that encourage them to do so.
We never learn.
Investors are encouraged to make bad financial decisions from the way that saving products are marketed. New research shows that fixing this is a can of ugly worms.