22 August 2020 is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, an inauspicious annual milestone marking the date at which the planet overshot its ecological boundaries for the year. Put another way, we are currently using our… Read the article
As we emerge from the immediacy of the coronavirus pandemic, the scale of the damage becomes ever more apparent. The human toll is stark, with the virus reported to have taken close to three quarters… Read the article
In this month’s video and blog Investment Specialist, Kirsty Clark comments on the hidden costs of complex global supply chains, increasing awareness of the social and environmental costs, and growing calls for greater transparency.… Read the article
While investors’ knowledge about Responsible Investing has generally improved over the past few years, the increasing diversity of thought in the market has created new layers of confusion. Overall, investors are better equipped to grasp… Read the article
EU leaders have agreed in principle on a €750 billion recovery fund, ‘Next Generation EU,’ aimed at helping the EU economy out of the COVID-induced recession.
The European Green Deal as the EU’s recovery… Read the article
With the growing interest in Sustainable investing, many funds and indices are increasingly relying on ESG ratings to indicate the extent of a company’s adherence to, or engagement with, ESG concerns.
However, recent allegations of… Read the article
In this month’s video Kirsty Clark, Investment Specialist, comments on the growing focus on Sustainability and ESG issues in the wake of COVID-19, and how authorities, companies and investors have been responding.
In June, equity… Read the article
As the consequences of climate change become increasingly visible, so too does the debate around how best to tackle the threat. The scientific data points to the need for urgent action, yet a concerted response… Read the article
In what has been a very volatile start to the decade in humanitarian, economic and political terms, let’s take a look at the long-term challenge of climate change to understand how it is progressing and… Read the article
Japanese small caps have been one of the best performing equity classes in the world over both a 10 and a 20-year time horizon. In local currency terms, Japanese small caps have matched the S&P500… Read the article
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