To build truly sustainable economies and societies, natural and social capital must be front and centre of our thinking.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
In an age of mass extinctions, policymakers, businesses and financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge the risks associated with biodiversity loss, along with the opportunities that arise from nature-positive solutions.
Power to the people: The moral and investment case for human rights
Healthy and happy employees, consumers, and communities are all critical ingredients in a company’s long-term success. Investors have a key responsibility in ensuring the rights of these groups are respected.
Change diets, not the planet: The link between food and sustainability
We explore how shifting diets can help create a more sustainable world.
Where the wild things are: Why investors should care about natural capital
Finance must wake up to the risks associated with biodiversity loss and the opportunities that arise from nature-friendly solutions, argue Eugenie Mathieu, Julie Zhuang and Jonathan Toub.
Tough gig: How to improve the platform economy
Companies operating in the gig economy have been subject to industrial action and legal challenges. Workers say they are being denied basic rights; platforms reply this is the price of flexibility. But there is a viable middle-ground which can be beneficial for all, including investors.
The social transition: Investing for a more equitable world
Recognising that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do and pays off is something investors and the financial community need to think harder about, argue Vaidehee Sachdev and Matt Kirby.
Waste not, want not: An investor’s guide to the circular economy
Using the examples of electronics, food, autos and fashion, we explore the benefits of, and challenges to achieving, a more circular economy.
No more lip-service on diversity and inclusion – three principles for financial institutions to follow
Apiramy Jeyarajah, head of UK wholesale at Aviva Investors, and Mitesh Sheth, former CEO of Redington, explain what investment organisations can do to maximise the return on their most important assets – their people.
Valuing nature: An interview with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
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.
Levelling up: Investing towards a new social contract
As we learn to live with COVID-19, focus is returning to delivering a just transition. This is important to secure long-term investment outcomes, but also presents direct opportunities.
Deep water: Ten threats to marine ecosystems
Our air, weather, food, the health of diverse marine life and millions of jobs all depend on the ocean. But we have not done well as custodians of marine ecosystems. Here, we set out ten ways where human actions threaten the health of an essential environment.
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