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"It was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. I saw huge numbers of people arriving starving, sick, injured and in need of urgent life saving supplies. These people, many of whom had lost members of their families, were truly haunted by what they had witnessed. I met grown men who were crying as they retold their stories. I met and saw children who were drawing pictures of the atrocities that they had seen. I met young teenage girls who had seen and witnessed violence and rape that was unimaginable as well as now having the responsibility to care for younger siblings as they had lost parents. These fear stricken Rohingya people were living in uncertainty of not wanting to stay in a refugee camp but at the same time didn’t want to return home to the violence. Many of them asked us not to force them home."
As members of the Investor Group on Climate Change, Ethical Partners Funds Management strongly endorses its new roadmap released today in conjunction with the CDP and the Principles for Responsible Investment. It is entitled: "Confusion to clarity: A plan for mandatory TCFD-aligned disclosure in Australia".
During May 2021 the Fund returned 1.56% versus the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index of 2.31%, underperforming the market by -0.75%. An underweight position in IT and an overweight position in Westpac contributed to relative performance while an overweight position in Consumer Staples and an underweight position in CBA detracted from relative performance.
Ethical Partners is proud to be part of over 40 collaborations across the investment industry and with civil society. We believe it is crucial for investors to collaborate, as we see collaboration as both a powerful way to compel companies and policy makers to address issues, but also to advance conversations on these issues amongst the investment community.