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Health first: Finding resilience in pharmaceuticals

2 Jul. 2020

COVID-19 has led to a new appreciation of the importance of healthcare in ensuring all members of society thrive. So where should investors be looking to find resilience in an industry facing enormous change?

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COVID-19, comp and doing the right thing: Why corporate values have never been more critical

16 Jun. 2020

With annual general meetings now taking place virtually, shareholders, employees and suppliers have had to adjust to lockdowns. While some of the immediate impacts will be phased out with the opening of the economy, stewardship priorities and corporate values may change forever.

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Evidence and ambition: The new rules of engagement on climate change

15 Jun. 2020

Mirza Baig explains why far-off commitments on climate change by energy companies and their lenders are no longer enough, and why COVID-19 has catalysed rather than derailed investor engagement on the issue.

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Will COVID-19 prove a watershed for ESG?

14 May 2020

COVID-19 has thrown new light on the interdependencies in human and natural ecosystems, and the vulnerabilities of a closely networked world. Aviva Investors’ responsible investment specialists ask whether this will prove a turning point for environmental, social and governance issues.

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The AIQ Podcast: Climate emergency

6 May 2020

This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast goes back to basics on climate: we explore leading scientists’ understanding of how the world is changing, as well as the investment community’s response.

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The AIQ Podcast: The psychology of climate change

4 Mar. 2020

This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the psychology of climate change and how to engage individuals in the quest for solutions.

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Climate change: The journey from denial to crisis

28 Feb. 2020

More than 40 years since a senior NASA scientist told US Congress of concerns about human activities disrupting the climate, experts are warning of an impending climate catastrophe and the financial sector is wrestling with the implications.

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Why asset managers cannot be passive on climate change

28 Feb. 2020

As active investors step up their engagement efforts on the climate crisis, discussions need to be at the CEO rather than board level, argues David Cumming.

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Apathy, anger, action: The psychology of climate change

28 Feb. 2020

Psychological barriers can prevent people from acting to avert the climate threat, even when they recognise the problem. So how can we best engage individuals, companies and communities in the quest for solutions?

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Stranded! When assets become liabilities

28 Feb. 2020

Until recently, many investors made light of dire warnings of the risks posed by assets becoming “stranded” by climate change. However, as the threat becomes reality, fears are mounting that whole industries could be wiped out.

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‘Sticking’ it to carbon: The pros and cons of taxing emissions

28 Feb. 2020

With governments urged to do more to tackle climate change, carbon taxes are being touted as a politically expedient solution.

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Slash and burn: The link between land use and climate change

28 Feb. 2020

Poor land management contributes to rising global temperatures. But solutions are emerging as new technologies improve farming efficiency and consumers shift towards climate-friendly diets.

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