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Planet

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 ...

People

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 ...

Planet

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 ...

Planet

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 ...

Responsible investment

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.

Planet

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.

Responsible investment

22 January 2019

COP24: Mind the Gap

Held in Poland, the latest Conference of the Parties delivered both achievements and disappointments.

The Evolving Economy

19 December 2018

Climate Change and Investment

The environmental impact we are having on the planet is set to influence the way governments act, industries function and businesses behave in the coming years.

Planet

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