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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.
Palm oil: a burning issue
9 Nov 2016
Palm oil development is one of the leading drivers of global deforestation, which took a heavy toll on South East Asia in 2015. Consumer brands and investors are exerting influence on companies to decouple production from further social and environmental degradation.
Transition to a low carbon economy brings investment risks and opportunities
3 Nov 2016
As global policymakers discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, investors should consider how so-called ‘transition risk’ impacts their portfolios, says Stephanie Maier.