RIAA is pleased to announce the launch plans for our rescheduled RI Australia conference.

Starting on the 2nd of April, RIAA will be running a series of virtual conference sessions across the coming months, to ensure our industry continues to address the issues that remain so very important in 2020, tapping the experts and gaining the leading insights at a time when we need them more than ever.

Throughout 2020, RIAA will run RI Australia virtual sessions monthly followed by a face to face conference in Sydney on the 27th November 2020 for all those delegates who registered for this conference. Our virtual sessions allows us all to connect and remain informed and engaged throughout this time of remote working, and we'll be experimenting with technologies that can ensure interactivity, as well as time for questions and answers.

Mark your calendars for our first RI Australia session:

Date: Thurs 2nd April

Time: 9:30-11am AEDT

Session: The Role of Finance has Never Been More Important


Mark Lewis - BNP Paribas Asset Management

Lucy Steed - Melior Investment Management

Joy Anderson - Criterion Institute

Jamie Isbister - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Robynne Quiggin - UTS Business school

Phineas Glover - Credit Suisse Management (Australia) Pty Ltd


All delegates of RI Australia Conference 2020 will automatically be registered for the webinar series (no need to re-register). Please get in touch if you aren't already registered for RI Australia conference 2020 (registration will reopen soon).

Virtual sessions:

2nd of April - The Role of Finance Has Never Been More Important

7th of April - Launch of RIAA Consumer Research

16th of April - Leadership in uncertain times

21st of May – Let's talk about corporate engagement with impact

11th of June - RI and our region

16th of July - ESG to impact in real assets

6th of August - Benchmarks in an age of passive and RI

3rd of September - Investing in the empowerment of indigenous communities

28th of October - Investment case for managing animal welfare

Ticketing information:

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:

  • model a modern way of connecting people around important issues that can operate even when we're all in lock down, and occur with greatly reduced carbon impact
  • deliver value for delegates, keeping them engaged and informed across 2020
  • ensure we are continuing to provide a platform to discuss issues that are so important right now to our industry

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.



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