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CAER is a leading Australasian provider of independent research into the environmental, social, governance (ESG) and ethical performance of companies.

CAER is an independent research organisation. We assist investors seeking to apply environmental, social and governance criteria to their Australian and international investments. CAER was established in 2000, and with our global partner Vigeo EIRIS we are able to provide consistent sustainability data on the world's leading companies.

Our mission is to empower responsible investors with independent assessments of companies and advice on integrating them with investment decisions.

We have over 10 years experience of promoting responsible investment and helping consumers, charities and advisers invest responsibly.

News & events

      23 November 2016: CAER announces new CEO

      Canberra, Australia – 23 November 2016: Leading Australian ESG research and analysis firm CAER has today announced the appointment of Julia Leske as Chief Executive Officer. Ms Leske has worked with CAER for almost a decade, most recently in the role of Business Development Manager. She replaces CAER founding CEO Duncan Paterson, who will continue to play a role in CAER’s operations as Executive Director.
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        14th June 2016: Support for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

        On the 14th June 2016 a coalition of over 80 investors, with $4.8 trillion in assets under management, pledged support for the creation of the world’s first wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was founded by six organisations including CAER’s UK partner EIRIS (now part of Vigeo Eiris), a global provider of environmental, social, governance (ESG) research to investors and corporates.

          27 April 2016: 'Sugar and obesity: how do investors manage the social risk?' article published

          CAER ESG Analyst Nina Haysler wrote an article for Vigeo Eiris. Obesity is a widely noted social risk and over the years the issue has been receiving increasing attention from investors. Companies have the power to respond to obesity risks and minimise the negative social influence of products through a range of different methods. Investors considering investing in companies with a high obesity risk should consider whether the company is appropriately responding and managing these risks. According to CAER research, Australian companies have been lagging behind global peers in their responses to the increasing risks associated with obesity.

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