Roundtable discussion: How to capitalise on the growth of the ESG market

By State Street Global Advisors
2 minute read

Clients are increasingly demanding investment in ESG-integrated funds to ensure their capital incentivises ethical decision-making across the private sector. With momentum in the ESG space showing no signs of slowing, financial advisers are poised to reap the benefits. 


This roundtable discussion — hosted by InvestorDaily and State Street Global Advisers — aims to serve as a guide for the industry, unpacking the nuances of the ESG space. The roundtable includes insights from Jonathan Shead, head of investments, Australia at State Street Global Advisors; Kathryn Fitch-Daniels, financial adviser at Ethinvest; Marshall Brentnall, financial planner at Evalesco Financial Services; and Nathan Fradley, senior adviser at Tribeca and co-founder of the Ethical Advice Conference. 

 Topics covered include:

·             ESG versus ethical investing

·             ESG integration in Australia

·             Drivers of ESG growth

·             Identifying the right ESG product

·             Compliance with the FASEA Code

·             Heeding ASIC’s ‘greenwashing’ warning


·             SPDR ETF Carbon Control ETFs



00:00 Introduction

4:00 – Difference between ESG and ethical investing 

7:30 – State of play with ESG integration in investment portfolios in Australia

10:00 – What’s driving the growth?

25:00 – ESG product development

34:00 – FASEA requirements on ESG and ethical investing

39:00 – Greenwashing 

54:00 – SPDR ETF Carbon Control ETFs


The State Street SPDR ETF’s discussed in this video are issued by State Street Global Advisors, Australia Services Limited (AFSL Number 274900, ABN 16 108 671 441). You should read and consider the PDS and TMD at before making an investment decision.


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