Global External Relations

Global External Relations brings together the key areas of Marketing and Communications, Media Relations, Government & Stakeholder Engagement, Policy and Strategy, and Responsible Investment. These specialist teams collaborate extensively across the business on strategies to protect and strengthen our purpose, brand and reputation.

Our Responsible Investment team is responsible for developing IFM’s overarching approach to responsible investment and sustainability more broadly, which includes how we consider and manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across our investment portfolios, as well as setting policies for how we operate as a good corporate citizen. The team works across the business to provides support and specialised subject matter expertise and advice to the investment and asset management teams with regards to ESG issues, emerging standards and stakeholder expectations. The team also initiates and help drive a number of company-wide corporate responsibility initiatives.

We are a signatory to many other relevant organisations and initiatives, including:

  • Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Ceres Investor Network (USA)
  • Climate Action 100+
  • Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)
  • International Investor Group on climate Change (IIGCC)
  • Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • The 30% Club
  • The Net Zero Asset Manager Initiative
  • The Purposeful Company (UK)
  • The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) Diversity in Action
  • The Investor Agenda