Latest responsible investment thinking
Biological annihilation: The facts behind the threats to biodiversity and ecosystems
28 Feb 2020
Over 100 billion people have walked the planet, making a gigantic stamp on the Earth. Around three quarters of the land and around two-thirds of the marine environment have been significantly altered by humans, impacting the carbon cycle and changing the prospects for many species.
Cwtch: Has capitalism gone cuddly?
18 Feb 2020
In the first of a new editorial series, Link, AIQ brings together people from across Aviva Investors to debate topical themes. Mirza Baig and Stephanie Niven consider whether CEO claims about running businesses for multiple stakeholders rather than shareholders alone is a grand idea or just plain grandstanding.
The Insurer: Maurice Tulloch on climate risk, insurance and closing the protection gap
11 Feb 2020
The former Aviva CEO talks to AIQ about how the insurance industry is working to assess and manage the catastrophic risks of climate change.
The Policymaker: The US response, green technology and climate regulation
10 Feb 2020
Ken Alex, former adviser to Californian governor Jerry Brown, discusses US policy, carbon capture and storage and the need for regulation to combat the effects of climate change.
The Behavioural Expert: Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein on nudging and climate change
29 Jan 2020
The Harvard academic and bestselling author talks to AIQ about the power of social conformity and what behavioural economics can teach us about tackling climate change.
Reform: A route to resilience in emerging markets?
13 Jan 2020
Following a series of IMF meetings in Washington, D.C., Carmen Altenkirch and Dariusz Kedziora discuss their views on how reform prospects may shape emerging market debt.
Climate risk for insurers
12 Dec 2019
Climate risk has become a critical business issue, but a recent consultation by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority highlights confusion on how to assess it.
Dealing with climate change: A mixture of mitigation and adaptation
4 Dec 2019
The asset management industry has a key role to play in the face of the climate emergency facing humanity. We spoke to Emma Haziza, hydrologist, PhD Mines ParisTech, Founder and President of Mayane, and Rick Stathers, Climate Specialist at Aviva Investors to find out how asset managers can support companies in their climate transition efforts.
Are ESG comparisons fair?
12 Nov 2019
Investors need to look past tick-box credentials to consider the real ESG impact of their infrastructure projects, says Ian Berry, head of infrastructure equity at Aviva Investors.
Trying to square the circular economy
8 Nov 2019
With climate change continuing to rise up the political and societal agenda, increasing calls are being made for a global ‘Green New Deal’. Steve Waygood explores what this would look like and why we must start to treat the economy and environment as one.
The moral philosopher’s curse
25 Oct 2019
Marte Borhaug explores the ethical dilemmas and unintended consequences that can result from trying to do the right thing.
ESG focus: Will South Korea's chaebols ever change their spots?
16 Oct 2019
The ‘Korea discount’ is widening despite the Moon administration’s campaign to reform family-controlled conglomerates. In the following Q&A, we look at how political risks are creeping into financial markets.