As a committed, active asset manager with a proud heritage in stewardship on climate-related issues, we have developed a proprietary climate model to integrate climate-related risks across asset classes. Our climate transition investment range targets opportunities that accelerate, and benefit from, the transition to a low-carbon economy while also mitigating some of the systemic risks posed by climate change. We invest in and lend to companies that are driving fundamental changes toward a sustainable future.
The range aims to deliver sustainable outcomes in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to limit the increase in global temperatures this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius, provide universal access to modern energy and significantly reduce carbon-based energy.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
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Our climate views
Levelling up: Investing towards a new social contract
17 May 2022
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.
Life force: Why nature matters
12 May 2022
Growing awareness that natural systems are stressed or even close to breakdown is prompting asset managers to look closely at nature-based risks and investee companies to understand their environmental impacts and dependencies.
Why investors must act now on the biodiversity crisis
26 Apr 2022
The concepts of biodiversity and ‘natural capital’ have been largely ignored by business and finance until recently. Investors are now starting to take the issue seriously and build it into their thinking.
Disney’s tales of diversity: Creative lessons on developing and identifying talent
13 Apr 2022
Middle managers need to up their diversity, equity and inclusion game. They must think harder about roles models, succession planning, psychological safety and team dynamics to harness untapped human potential, explains Apiramy Jeyarajah.
The challenge of delivering net zero
11 Apr 2022
Financial services businesses have begun the complex businesses of working out how to deliver on their net-zero ambitions and play their part in tackling climate change.
Facing up to the ESG backlash
6 Apr 2022
Asset managers must better explain how ESG can improve investment returns and make the world a better place. Clear guidance to help investors choose between funds is also required.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
31 Mar 2022
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
30 Mar 2022
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.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.
Change diets, not the planet: The link between food and sustainability
29 Mar 2022
We explore how shifting diets can help create a more sustainable world.
Tough gig: How to improve the platform economy
28 Mar 2022
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.
Energy in focus: Part 2: The pivot to green
28 Mar 2022
How will the surge in the prices of oil, gas and coal impact the transition to low or zero carbon sources of fuel? In the second part of our Q&A on the energy sector, experts from our credit, equities and ESG teams contemplate the challenges and opportunities in the pivot to green.
Thick skins and tin ears: Facing up to the ESG backlash
25 Mar 2022
Mark Versey goes on the offensive to dispel recent criticisms against ESG investing.
Energy in focus: Part 1: The last hurrah for fossil fuels?
24 Mar 2022
The fallout from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has highlighted the fragility of energy markets, with significant implications for the global economy.
Why companies should do more to recruit from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
22 Mar 2022
There is a strong case for finance and other elite professions to become more socially diverse and tap into a much larger pool of potential talent.
Hope for net zero: Systemic change is rarely linear
21 Mar 2022
Despite concern over the substance behind many national and corporate net-zero commitments, could the pace of change surprise on the upside? Tom Tayler assesses the state of play.