Journal article

The Extent to Which Obesity and Population Nutrition Are Considered by Institutional Investors Engaged in Responsible Investment in Australia-A Review of Policies and Commitments

Ella Robinson, Christine Parker, Rachel Carey, Gary Sacks

Frontiers in Psychology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Introduction: Responsible investment (RI), in which environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are incorporated into investment decision making, is a potentially powerful tool for increasing corporate accountability and improving corporate practices to address broad societal challenges. Whilst the RI sector is growing, there is limited understanding of the extent to which pressing social issues, such as obesity and unhealthy population diets, are incorporated within RI decision making. This study aimed to investigate the extent to which obesity prevention and population nutrition are considered by Australian institutional investors engaged in responsible investment. Methods: A..

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Grants

Awarded by Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres for Research Excellence


Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH)


Funding Acknowledgements

ER is funded through an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. CP and RC receive funding from the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, the University of Melbourne for this research. RC receives funding from a Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation initiative grant. GS is supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (102035) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. He is also a researcher within National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres for Research Excellence entitled Reducing Salt Intake Using Food Policy Interventions (APP1117300) and a Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) (APP1152968).