Latest responsible investment thinking
Weather shifts and white elephants: How climate risk is moving the goalposts for emerging market investors
10 Feb 2021
Droughts and water shortages used to be associated with the world’s poorest countries. Now middle-income economies are suffering the effects of extreme weather too, with significant implications for investors, says Will Ballard.
The COVID Nudge
28 Jan 2021
In these data visualisations, we look at whether COVID-19 will achieve something that millions spent on public health campaigning has failed to do.
Hot wheels: Cars, climate change and the great EV disconnect
25 Jan 2021
With traditional carmakers under intense pressure to cut emissions in the fight against climate change, investors are putting their money behind pure play electric vehicle producers. Alessandro Rovelli digs into the numbers to assess whether this trend is sustainable.
Investing for impact in private debt to combat climate change
21 Jan 2021
Impact investment strategies will have an important role to play if the green credentials of the world’s stock of real estate is to be transformed, argue Gregor Bamert and Stanley Kwong.
Building back better: The path to net zero
18 Jan 2021
While much of the world’s focus continues to be on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis also requires urgent attention. The number of countries and companies supporting the move to a lower-carbon world is growing, but practical challenges remain. How can we build back better after COVID, and navigate to a cleaner, safer and sustainable world?
Our annual letter to company chairpersons
15 Jan 2021
As 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 2021 letter.
Hydrogen: Back to the future
18 Dec 2020
The UK is the latest country to accelerate plans to develop hydrogen as part of its push to reach net zero. But it is not the first time hydrogen has attracted attention – it has been trumpeted by the scientific community as a possible wonder fuel for around a century. So, what’s changed now?
Laggards, electric vehicles and energy storage: The outlook for the climate transition in 2021
15 Dec 2020
Jaime Ramos Martin, portfolio manager of Aviva Investors’ climate transition strategy, and Rick Stathers, Aviva Investors’ climate lead, look at three themes that will shape the outlook in 2021.
How the US can lead on climate finance: A five-point plan for President Biden’s first year
14 Dec 2020
The US went backwards on tackling climate change under President Trump. His successor Joe Biden must act quickly to make up for lost time, says Steve Waygood.
COVID, climate and Black Lives Matter: The stories that defined 2020
10 Dec 2020
We select some of our key pieces of content in a year of unending drama.
Chemical compounds: The good, the bad and the ugly
9 Dec 2020
After decades of secrecy, light is increasingly being shone on the potentially hazardous compounds produced by chemical companies. In the latest instalment of our editorial series, Link, experts from Aviva Investors’ credit, equities and ESG teams discuss the prevalence of chemicals in modern life, and how to balance usefulness and safety.
The client lens: An interview with Faith Ward
19 Nov 2020
Brunel Pension Partnership’s chief responsible investment officer discusses climate change, greenwashing and the urgent need to repair flaws in the financial system.