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COP26: Key takeaways for investors

As world leaders gathered in Glasgow in a bid to secure a more sustainable future for the planet, COP26 had a very much ‘make-or-break’ feel about it. There were a plethora of broad and challenging g ...

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The challenge for asset managers in the climate crisis

For all the wrangling over targets and commitments at COP26 in Glasgow this month, one thing is clear: The transition to a net zero economy will require vast investment over the next few decades  ...

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Climate change: Nine reasons why COP26 needs to work

Climate change is the greatest threat facing the world today and the urgency for action has increased dramatically. The sixth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC ...

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Tech stocks have been hot, but value remains in the long-term trends

Technology stocks have soared since the start of the pandemic. Their products and services helped us adapt to new ways of life, accelerating the megatrend of global interconnectivity and pushing tech ...

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We cannot let the fear of greenwashing impede real change

A recent survey by Quilter found that greenwashing topped a list of investor anxieties about ESG, with 44% concerned that ESG investments fail to match their claims. Meanwhile allegations of corporat ...

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Carbon offsets: A necessary tool, but only under close scrutiny and precise conditions

Key highlights To meet the Paris Agreement net zero goals, both emissions reductions and carbon offsetting will play a critical role in delivering a manageable transition. Reaching net zero will requ ...

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Thinking beyond financial objectives when building an investment strategy

The IPCC’s 2021 report on global warming delivered a stark message on the pace and extent of climate change. The near 4,000-page analysis labelled humanity’s effect on climate change “unequivocal” an ...

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Why more nuance is needed in ESG ratings

There is far more scrutiny on a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials that an any time in history. Given the potential brand damage from falling short on contentious issues ...

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Why less carbon means stronger growth for the global economy

As long-term investors, we always need to have an eye on sustainability – sustainability of business models, of earnings growth and the ability to manage risk.