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Valuing nature: An interview with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
17 Feb. 2022
In this interview, AIQ catches up with Tanzanian biodiversity leader and lawyer Elizabeth Maruma Mrema about the threat of biodiversity loss, the recent Kunming Declaration and missed Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as the role of finance in protecting nature.
Smashing the class ceiling: Why business and finance must do more on socioeconomic diversity
16 Feb. 2022
Different socioeconomic backgrounds are a key source of diversity of thought, but also intersect with many other diversity traits. The worlds of business and finance cannot achieve true diversity without taking it into account.
Nature’s domino effects: An interview with Sean B. Carroll on the biodiversity crisis
10 Feb. 2022
In this interview, AIQ catches up with biologist and science writer Sean B. Carroll about nature’s hidden connections and why human beings must act to reverse biodiversity loss.
Investing for a fairer world
4 Feb. 2022
The impact of poor corporate behaviour on society has been one of the great blind spots of the financial industry, despite evidence of the damage done. We look at how investors should approach socially-responsible investing.
Why investors should care about nature
31 Jan. 2022
There is growing concern about the impact of economic activity on the natural world. Investors can make a difference by focusing on those companies seeking to improve their behaviour and those developing products and services that will benefit the environment.
What does the data say? Eight charts on supply chain disruption
28 Jan. 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we focus on the implications of continued disruption to supply chains.
Powering up: How the drive to meet net zero targets will scale up electricity demand
26 Jan. 2022
Decarbonising energy is leading to a raft of infrastructure challenges for the electric grid. So, what will this mean for investors?
Our annual letter to company chairpersons
24 Jan. 2022
As a key part of our engagement efforts, every January we send a letter to the chairs of companies we invest in (and some we don’t, but still want to use our influence with) to set out our stewardship priorities for the year. Here, in full, is our 2022 letter.
Race, ethnicity and investing: Where are we now?
20 Jan. 2022
In late 2020, AIQ spoke to Aviva Investors’ senior management about institutional racism and the continued under-representation of black people in finance. They outlined a series of key actions, to improve in-house diversity and inclusion and our engagement with investee companies. A little more than a year on, we explore areas of progress, where more needs to be done, and plans for 2022 and beyond.
Nature shock: Grappling with nature-based risk
19 Jan. 2022
Could nature degradation prove a significant threat to corporate and financial stability? As climate change accelerates, oceans acidify, deforestation and soil erosion continue and species are lost, this important question is weighing on investors and financial regulators around the world.
The AIQ Podcast: Embracing neurodiversity at work
12 Jan. 2022
Employers have considerable room for improvement when it comes to the working experience for neurodivergent individuals. But a little more understanding and some fairly simple adjustments could make a world of difference.
Investing for climate action: Easy as SBTs?
11 Jan. 2022
With governments struggling to turn words into action on climate change, investors can ensure the private sector plays its part by pushing firms to adopt science-based targets, argues Rick Stathers.