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The day everything changed for big oil?

May 27th, 2021

We all know that climate change poses a massive – indeed ‘existential’ – threat and that things will change rapidly as we work to acheive the goals agreed in Paris in 2015. We also know that renewable energy companies, and related industries, have a bright future – indeed it could be said that ‘they are […]

BlackRock sustainability announcement

January 17th, 2020

BlackRock founder and CEO Larry Fink has been making headlines this week with the announcement on Tuesday (14/1/20) that BlackRock are making major changes to their business, putting  sustainability – and in particular climate change – at the heart of their business operations. This is a welcome and important development. Some commentators have pointed out […]

FCA Feedback Statement on Climate Change and Green Finance

October 18th, 2019

FCA statement on climate change and green finance

SRI Services & Partners event roundup

October 14th, 2019

With another Good Money Week just ended I am delighted to share the news that our event last week appears to have been viewed as a big success.  The videos will be with us shortly, but in the meantime here are a few highlights: Our SRI Services and Partners event was held at the Barbican  […]

Fund Manager responses to ‘Can you avoid investing in plastic?’

May 22nd, 2018

The issue of plastics is never far from our screens at the moment and the public outcry following Blue Planet 2 last year was pretty much unprecedented… Addressing this challenge will take time and needs the support of fund managers and other investors if we are to encourage companies to change what they do within the […]

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How global events are affecting impact and sustainable investments
April 28, 2022

A video recording of the 60 minute presentation M&G climate fund manager Randeep Somel, CFA and I gave earlier this week is now available on the M&G Wealth Platform (previously Ascentric). My main task was to introduce the impact investment fund spectrum – the similarities and differences between funds that focus on generating positive impacts as […]

Further thoughts on sustainable fund labelling
March 31, 2022

A similar version of the following text was first published in our March 2022 newsletter.   FCA Disclosures and labels (DLAG) – my involvement with the FCA, on their Disclosures and Labelling Advisory Group is proving both interesting and tough. We have had many meetings and the level of engagement has been impressive – but […]

Some thoughts on the Purpose, Positioning and Priorities of sustainable investment
March 18, 2022

A big thank you to our friends at Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts for publishing – and putting on the front cover – my latest piece on sustainable investment. You can download a pdf of the text here: 16-17 Purpose, Positioning and Priorities   The text – as submitted – is below. Sent to Investment […]