Latest responsible investment thinking
Cool off: Could proposed Dutch legislation diminish corporate accountability?
19 Mar 2019
Dutch legislators seem intent to push ahead with controversial proposals intended to rein in shareholder activists and make hostile takeovers more difficult, as Louise Piffaut explains.
ESG focus: China's green mission
11 Mar 2019
China's recent emphasis on environmental issues may be a welcome relief to Trump's climate change denials, but is there a disconnect between state rhetoric and the practices of its companies?
The future of energy: Peak oil and the rise of renewables
28 Feb 2019
As we approach ‘peak oil’, what does this mean for the fossil fuel industry and alternative sources of energy?
Plastic (not so) fantastic
23 Jan 2019
The ultra-long lifespan of plastics is proving an ecological challenge. As consumers become alarmed at the environmental contamination caused by synthetic organic polymers, we look at the alternatives and the role of investors in pushing for change.
ESG focus: Malaysia’s chance to clean up
17 Jan 2019
As the fallout from the 1MDB continues, and Mahathir Mohamad returning to power on an overly ambitious reform agenda, it is easy to be sceptical about Malaysia’s ESG credentials. But as Stanley Kwong explains, the reality is far more nuanced.
The AIQ podcast: Director or dictator?
25 Dec 2018
Star CEOs are bringing into question what makes a good leader in a flatter, networked world. The AIQ podcast explores what this means for the overall governance of companies.
Sustainable investment needs a helping hand from regulators
9 Nov 2018
Steve Waygood explains how insurers, policymakers and regulators can work together to manage the risks associated with climate change and encourage sustainable investment.
Conscious decoupling: GDP and environmental sustainability
7 Nov 2018
As economist Kenneth Boulding once put it: “Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist". Some economists have indeed argued it is possible to ‘de-couple’ economic growth from environmental damage.
Director or dictator ?
7 Nov 2018
If Google or Baidu didn’t exist, would we have search engines? If Mark Zuckerberg hadn’t dreamt up Facebook in his dorm room, would we have social media platforms?
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.
The AIQ Podcast: Ethics Alpha
7 Nov 2018
Does investing responsibly mean sacrificing returns? Such a seemingly simple and innocuous question can cause all manner of confusion.
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.