44 insights found
31 July 2019
ESG and financial returns: The academic perspective
An increasing amount of academic research is showing that the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can potentially lead to better performance for both companies and the ...
01 July 2019
A lifetime of gender inequality: What investors can do
Investors’ focus on diversity has principally centred on female representation in the board room. But in this research paper we study the dynamics of gender inequality throughout a woman’s entire wor ...
14 June 2019
Coal phase out: The investment case
Coal has no meaningful role to play when it comes achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Right now, it remains an important part of the energy mix, fuelling base-load power stations across ...
10 June 2019
Financing brown to green: Guidelines for Transition Bonds
Financing the fight against climate change needs to shift up a gear and evolve. Since the introduction of green bonds, capital markets have made great strides in recent years to ensure that investmen ...
29 January 2019
A look at why we believe 2019 will be green
Although 2018 may have fallen short of investors' expectations, we maintain that there are reasons to remain positive about the growth of the green bond market.
28 January 2019
Impact investing: achieving a positive balancing act in challenging times
The award for investment acronym of the past year must go to ‘SDGs’, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
28 January 2019
COP24: are today’s climate change efforts enough to achieve our 2030 green target?
COP24 highlights that escalating climate risk can only be addressed by substantially greater efforts and rapid collective action.
22 January 2019
COP24: Mind the Gap
Held in Poland, the latest Conference of the Parties delivered both achievements and disappointments.
12 December 2018
The evolution of the flourishing green bond market
Over the last few years, rising awareness of climate change and the need to transition toward a low-carbon economy has driven both bond issuers and investors alike towards green bonds