We are excited to announce that our strategic approach to managing more than $0.5billion Australian farmland, water and ecosystem services has been acknowledged as ‘Impact Asset Manager of the Year’ at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards.
The awards were announced at the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific in Sydney last night, and recognise outstanding activity and individuals in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. The awards are a collaboration between the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific and the Impact Investing Hub.
"We are honoured to be recognised in the awards,” says CEO Cullen Gunn. ‘We consider the scale and extent of issues facing Australia’s, and the world’s, natural assets as a fundamental opportunity. The scope for new large-scale systems of capital allocation in landscape regeneration and ecosystem repair can deliver products and services that drive profitability and establish a long-term competitive position.”
Our innovative capital allocation model for real asset investment seeks to deliver long-term financial returns through efficient use of scarce land and water assets underpinned by large scale ecosystem protection. Our three impact investments are:
- The VicSuper Future Farming Landscape Investment mandate
- The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund, and
- The Australian Farmlands Fund.
“We were so thrilled with the number of nominations for the awards, which demonstrates how much the impact investing ecosystem is continuing to develop and how many remarkable people and organisations are contributing to the future of a transformed economy,” says Jessica Roth, on behalf of the Impact Investing Hub.