RIAA is pleased to announce the launch plans for our rescheduled RI Australia conference.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 risks, and with the current public health warnings and travel restrictions, RIAA has decided to hold an online conference on 27 November for the remaining sessions that we had planned to deliver at ICC in Sydney. We believe that taking a prudent approach will best maintain the health and safety of delegates, sponsors and staff.
We have a great full program for the event that will remain unchanged, and our online platform will facilitate an interactive conference experience. We are confident that delegates will enjoy a high quality experience, as they have grown to expect from RIAA.
If you have already registered for RI Australia 2020 you will automatically receive a Zoom join link for the virtual sessions at least 24 hours prior to each session. A reminder to join will also automatically be sent 1 hour prior to each session. If you have NOT yet registered for the conference, please follow this link to view ticket options.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL SESSIONS
23 September 11am AEST - Investing in the empowerment of indigenous communities
The financial services sector interacts with the First Peoples of Australia in many ways. As such, finance has an important role to constructively support Indigenous Australians' empowerment and leadership. Join our panel of experts who, with deep knowledge and experience, will unpack the role of finance and responsible investment and provide insights to strengthen our sectors' contribution to Indigenous empowerment and leadership. Off the back of recent revelations that Indigenous communities' rights and heritage continue to be disregarded, this session is part of RIAA's continuing conversation on First Nations Peoples' rights; at a time when it is more important than ever to understand the role of finance in removing systemic racism and supporting greater equity and justice.
Robyn Quiggin, UTS Business School and Law faculty
Chris Croker, Impact Investment Partners
Karrina Nolan, Original Power
Benson Saulo, In-coming Consul-General to the US based in Houston
23 September 12pm -12.30pm AEST - Experimental Research: Climate-related financial disclosure and analyst valuation. More info.
Calling all financial and ESG analysts and portfolio managers!
Dr Anna Young-Ferris - University of Sydney Business School
Dr Shan Zhou- University of Sydney Business School
28 October 11am AEDT - The investment case for managing animal welfare
Animal welfare poses a significant but perhaps overlooked risk to investments across a range of industries. Public exposures of practices that don't meet community expectations can and have resulted in substantive changes to regulation and consumer demand, forcing companies to rethink business models, and in some cases bringing into question the medium to long term viability of entire industries. This session brings together experts who can explain the investment risks and opportunities and why they are occurring, and give attendees insight into the sectors that could be the subject of the next big public outcry.
Amanda Richman, Australian Ethical
Jed Goodfellow, RSPCA
Shatha Hamade, Animals Australia
Elliot Teperman, FAIRR
AGENDA FOR THE 27TH OF NOVEMBER COMING SOON
This full series of events is open to all current registered delegates of the RI Australia conference (they will automatically receive a link to join all the webinars). Please get in touch if you aren't registered and would like to register for this RI Australia conference.
On 13 March, RIAA took the position to postpone the RI Australia Conference 2020 in light of the rapid escalation of infection in COVID-19, including advice by credible health authorities to ban mass gatherings, as well as increasing number of companies acting to constrain staff travel and meetings.
However, as communicated at the time, RIAA remains committed to running this event, that so many people have contributed towards creating. We believe that at this time it is especially important to continue to share insights and leading practices.
Our rescheduled plan for RI Australia will:
This continues to be a dynamic environment we're all working in, and so we will continue to be responsive to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in our RI Australia planning.
ICC Sydney, Pyrmont Theatre
14 Darling Drive
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia