The Australian Institute of Company Directors statistics show that at the end of December 2020, the percentage of females on ASX200 boards was 32.4 per cent, up from 30.9% in May 20201. Now only two ASX companies remain with no female
In 2020, gender diversity at the board and executive team levels of ASX-listed companies was, and continues to be, a focus engagement theme for IFM. We regularly participate in collaborative engagements on this and other responsible investment
themes. The investor-led organisations and initiatives we collaboratively engage with on the issue of gender diversity include:
These collaborations leverage the collective resources and influence of like-minded investors and organisations to help achieve the outcomes we seek in a more efficient and timely manner. We believe proactive company engagement and voting is critical
to encourage responsible corporate behaviour and to drive ESG initiatives. It is through this activity that we seek to build value in pursuit of our purpose, which is to protect and grow the retirement savings of working people.
IFM is an active member of or signatory to a number of collaborative organisations and initiatives focused on promoting responsible investment principles globally. For a full list, please refer to page 40 of our 2020 Responsible Business Report.
1 Australian Institute of Company Directors, www.aicd.companydirectors.com.au/advocacy/board-diversity/statistics
Joined in 2016
Chris manages a team of responsible investment specialists that work closely with our investment teams to enhance responsible investment strategies and support the ESG needs of our investors. He ensures that responsible investment considerations are embedded in IFM Investors’ investment, asset management and reporting frameworks, benchmarked against global best practice. Chris was an original member of the PRI Infrastructure Advisory Council and also sits on a number of industry working groups, including ACSI, the IIGC Climate Change Policy Working Group and the PRI working groups on “Just Transition” and Human rights. He has experience across government, community and private sectors, and has specialist skills in finance, policy development, social impact and business strategy. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Chris was Head of Social Innovation and Development at Australia Post, responsible for providing insights on business and community needs to develop new services that deliver both social outcomes and commercial returns. He joined Australia Post after serving as Principal Adviser to the Premier of Victoria on economic and infrastructure policy, including the policy agenda on climate change and the delivery of the state budget. He has also previously held roles at Transurban, Deloitte, the Office of the Treasurer of Victoria, ANZ and AMP.
Bachelor of Commerce (Murdoch University), MBA (Melbourne Business School), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (FINSIA), Graduate Certificate in International Development (RMIT University).
On 10 March 2021, the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) became effective.
The goal of this regulation is to create harmonised rules for financial market participants and financial advisers regarding the integration of sustainability risks in investment decision-making, and the consideration of adverse impacts
in investment decisions on sustainability factors.
At IFM, in seeking to act in the best interests of our investors, we pursue financial returns that aim to both protect and grow the long term value of their investments, and contribute to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing
of the communities in which they live. As a result of this investment ethos, and in accordance with EU’s SFDR, IFM is sharing the relevant environmental and social considerations with our European investors in relation to relevant
Please select the appropriate your current investor status noting that:
If you encounter any issues when trying access the EU SFDR disclosure information, please contact our Investor Relations by emailing [email protected].