Latest responsible investment thinking
Ethics and Alpha
7 Nov 2018
In search of clarity, we set out to provide a wayfinding tool for investors by trawling through the academic literature, interviewing the experts and contrasting the theory with reality. And while our focus is on equity markets, we also touch on some of the key factors to consider in fixed income and real assets.
7 Nov 2018
GDP: a wealth of meaning is crammed into those three letters. Gross domestic product is our principal index of economic welfare. It is the subject of conferences and hand-wringing editorials. It is the metric by which the success or failure of government policy is judged.
The AIQ Podcast: Ethics & Alpha
7 Nov 2018
In this latest episode of the AIQ Podcast, we interview Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, in search of some clarity on investing responsibly.
Voice and exit: Using engagement as a force for change
14 Aug 2018
Investors often come under pressure to divest from companies. But engagement can be a more effective way to bring about positive change, argues Steve Waygood.
Why governance is key to restoring trust in UK infrastructure
9 Aug 2018
The UK infrastructure industry needs to face up to its failings and act in the best interests of all stakeholders. Developing a code of conduct would be a good place to start, argue Darryl Murphy and Mirza Baig.
Investors should join forces to demand better sell-side research
17 Oct 2017
A new survey draws attention to widespread flaws in sell-side research. But the advent of MiFID II may provide an opportunity for investors to push for change, write Steve Waygood and Anita Skipper.
18 Jul 2017
New proposals intended to rein in shareholder activists and make hostile takeovers more difficult in the Netherlands are making waves among international investors, explains Mirza Baig.
The world will uphold the Paris Agreement, with or without Trump
19 Jun 2017
President Trump’s decision to take the US out of the Paris Agreement is a blow, but it will not reverse the global momentum behind the effort to tackle climate change, says Steve Waygood.
FSB task force urges transparency in the battle against climate risk
23 Feb 2017
The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has published its first set of recommendations for companies and financial institutions. These will help investors quantify climate-related risks, says Steve Waygood.
Power up: has the time come for renewables?
24 Jan 2017
Europe has led the drive to generate electricity from renewable sources, a trend that is gathering pace around the world and will create a wide array of opportunities for investors.
Rise of the superbug: not just a health risk
16 Nov 2016
Pharmaceutical companies, fast-food chains and meat producers are among those most at risk from drug-resistant bacteria, says Abigail Herron.
A matter of trust - by Euan Munro
14 Nov 2016
Aviva Investors’ CEO Euan Munro discusses what the asset management industry can do to demonstrate its societal and economic value.