COP26
Our take on the climate change agenda
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. It is being described as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Below we share insights on some of the key issues and implications for the transition to a low carbon economy.
 

October 2021 / ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE

Taking the Temperature on Climate-Related Shareholder Proposals

Taking the Temperature on Climate-Related Shareholder Proposals

Taking the Temperature on Climate-Related...

Complexity and variability of resolutions demand a measured approach to voting.

By Jocelyn Brown & Duncan Scott

By Jocelyn Brown & Duncan Scott

October 2021 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

Banks Set to Play Critical Role in Climate Change Fight

Banks Set to Play Critical Role in Climate Change Fight

Banks Set to Play Critical Role in Climate...

Transition to a low-carbon economy brings lending risks and opportunities

By Maria Elena Drew & Joseph Baldwin

By Maria Elena Drew & Joseph Baldwin

September 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Innovations in Sustainability Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

Innovations in Sustainability Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

Innovations in Sustainability Are Reshaping...

Balancing health and environmental concerns with the material’s utility

By Maria Elena Drew & Natalie McGowen

By Maria Elena Drew & Natalie McGowen

June 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

What Makes an “Impact” Investment Manager?

What Makes an “Impact” Investment Manager?

What Makes an “Impact” Investment Manager?

Understanding the required foundation to build, manage, and measure an impact portfolio

By Hari Balkrishna

Hari Balkrishna Portfolio Manager, Global Impact Equity Strategy

April 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Integrating ESG factors can help manage downside risk and identify high-quality businesses...

By Sheldon Chan

Sheldon Chan Portfolio Manager

2020 ESG
Annual Report

Introduction to the 2020 ESG Annual Report

Environmental, Social and Governance

Take a look at our thinking on ESG

Our approach to ESG

August 2021 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate...

Momentum on emissions targets builds ahead of COP26 conference

By Maria Elena Drew

Maria Elena Drew Director of Research, Responsible Investing

June 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Increased issuance means more buy-side diligence is needed

By Matthew Lawton

Matthew Lawton Sector Portfolio Manager

April 2021 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More...

Equity markets are vital for driving environmental and social change.

By Hari Balkrishna

Hari Balkrishna Portfolio Manager, Global Impact Equity Strategy