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Reframe and reclaim: How to win the ESG argument

6 Oct. 2022

To restore trust in ESG, we need to be much clearer on its limitations as well as its strengths, argues Mirza Baig.

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Resilience and selectivity: The outlook for real estate long income

5 Oct. 2022

Renos Booth, Isabel Gossling and Kris McPhail from our real estate long income team discuss the strengths of long-income strategies in a period of high inflation and rising rates.

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So, you’ve set your net-zero target: What next? Practical considerations for asset owners on achieving net zero

27 Sep. 2022

Asset owners are increasingly committing to net-zero emissions in their portfolios by or before 2050, but it is a huge and complex undertaking. What do asset owners need to consider as they start on their decarbonisation journey?

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Patterns, partnerships and a Marshall Plan for the planet: An interview with Nigel Topping

21 Sep. 2022

The UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the COP26 summit in the UK sets out how the private and public sectors can work together to tackle the climate crisis and other systemic threats. Words by Miles Costello.

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Ring the changes: An interview with Kate Raworth

16 Sep. 2022

The influential academic speaks to AIQ about the flaws in traditional economic thinking and how her revolutionary “Doughnut” offers a fresh approach to solving the world’s greatest problems.

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Moving mountains and markets: A new way to approach systematic risk

14 Sep. 2022

A series of market failures have brutally exposed the shortcomings of Modern Portfolio Theory. However, market participants play an active role in markets; they are not mere bystanders. Understanding this could provide a better way to think about and deal with systematic risk.

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The levers of change: A systems approach to reconcile finance with planetary boundaries

13 Sep. 2022

Financial services underpin all economic activity, which itself depends on Earth’s natural capital. Resolving their interconnected issues to bring about a just transition will require a holistic, systems-thinking approach.

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Inflation, volatility and net zero: The outlook for real estate equity

12 Sep. 2022

Ben Sanderson and James Stevens from our real estate team discuss risks and opportunities for property investors amid changing work patterns, rising inflation and the race to net zero.

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Conflict, inflation and energy security: An updated outlook for infrastructure investors

6 Sep. 2022

Darryl Murphy and Sean McLachlan from our infrastructure team assess how Russia’s war on Ukraine, fears over energy security and surging inflation have changed the prospects for infrastructure investors.

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Redefining stewardship: Why stakeholder capitalism needs to wake up

31 Aug. 2022

Asset managers and other financial institutions have a duty to act in the best interests of their customers and society. Macro stewardship will be crucial to meeting these responsibilities, argues Mark Versey.

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Know your limits: An interview with Nafeez Ahmed

29 Aug. 2022

Warnings that natural systems are close to breaking point are not new – but how will we respond? Combining what we know with existing technologies could offer a remarkable opportunity to rethink our world, as Nafeez Ahmed explains.

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What does the data say? Real Assets in focus

26 Aug. 2022

In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at some of the key recent trends in the real asset universe.

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