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The Future of Wealth: Part three - The future of responsible investing

The future of wealth is shaped by a new generation of investors - bringing new thinking, expectations, and standards. Across this four-part series, Harbour delves into the evolving landscape and strategies for generating customer value, poised to be the primary catalyst for both present and future transformations in the sector.

In part two, Senior Credit Analyst, Simon Pannett, explains the responsible investment spectrum and the growing need for the industry to possess expertise in ethical and responsible investment choices for investors.

Simon Pannett
Simon Pannett | Posted on Nov 17, 2023
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Harbour Navigator: Harbour Listed Property Sustainability Survey 2023 - Taking care of sustainable business

Sustainability benefits for property owners: Research indicates that commercial properties with higher sustainability ratings have more consistent cash flow, higher occupancy rates, higher rents, and attract tenants with lower risk. Improving sustainability can enhance cash flow quality, reduce regulatory compliance risk, and improve market perception and brand value for listed property securities.

Harbour Listed Property Sus...

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Shane Solly | Posted on Oct 16, 2023
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Harbour Navigator: Sustainability themes from reporting season

Climate change analysis from companies is evolving on the back of new reporting regulation.

Cost of living pressures and labour market tightness are leading to staff pay increases and customer hardship initiatives for some companies.

Sustainability measures are being increasingly included as key performance indicators (KPIs) in executive pay practices.

Sustainability issues continued to feature prominently in the latest rou...

Jorge Waayman | Posted on Sep 26, 2023
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Harbour Navigator: Decarbonisation progress – more than hot air?

New Zealand’s emissions have not been falling despite the rising number of climate commitments, but there have been some encouraging examples of action from large emitters in the market.

Fletcher Building has developed the country’s lowest carbon cement through substituting coal in the production process with alternative fuels, such as used tyres and construction waste.

Contact Energy is investing significantly in new renewa...

Jorge Waayman | Posted on Aug 9, 2023
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Harbour Navigator: Global trends in taxonomies and what it means for New Zealand

Increasingly, countries around the world are developing sustainable finance taxonomies to classify environmentally friendly economic activities and prevent false claims of sustainability (“greenwashing”).

Europe has taken the lead in establishing a green taxonomy, and other countries like Australia are also making progress in this area.

New Zealand is beginning to explore the possibility of implementing its own sustainable...

Jorge Waayman | Posted on May 29, 2023
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Sustainability trends from the recent reporting season

Climate change action and disclosure improved as new reporting standards loom
Increase in companies adopting science-based targets
Uptick in employee turnover rates
Diversity and pay gap measurement improving
Sustainability remained front of mind in the latest round of company profit reporting with many companies showing improvements in their ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices. Some of the key trends we obser...

Jorge Waayman | Posted on Oct 7, 2022