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Recommended reading & viewing from our Partners

SRI Services partners with many of the UK’s most highly respected and capable investment organisations involved in sustainable, responsible and ethical investment. 

This page brings together ‘recommended reading’ from our partners  as well as videos from our recent events and related links (all of which would/should count as unstructured CPD).

These links will help financial services intermediaries to gain a better understanding of the key issues that shape this sector – and drive both stock selection and stewardship activity.

The overarching aim of these resources is to empower intermediaries and others to help ‘shift the dial’…  and to help you to prepare for client conversations and likely regulatory changes.

Animal Issues

EdenTree Insight: Animals, Business & Investment Neville White (23 June 2020)

M&G on COVID-19 – The inextricable link between human, animal and ecosystem health (28 April 2020)

Climate Change

M&G: The Climate Challenge: taking the temperature (12 June 2020)

Aberdeen Standard: Aligning your pension scheme with TCFD Asset TV Discussion (3 June 2020)

Sarasin: Open letter to the IEA seeks clear leadership on key climate goals (29 May 2020)

M&Gs approach to Climate Change (April 2020)

Emma Howard Boyd Environment Agency Chair  YouTube video keynote speech at our 2019 event (please ‘subscribe’ to our YouTube channel)

Why Climate Change Matters to investors’ – Lord Deben at our 2018 event  (YouTube video – please  ‘subscribe’ to our channel)

COVID-19

Aberdeen Standard:

BMO

EdenTree   Insights updates

Janus Henderson Investing sustainably during the COVID crisis (July 2020)

Liontrust  Surviving  the Coronavirus bear market – lessons from history (23 March 2020)

M&G:

Quilter Cheviot Coronavirus Q&A by Chief Investment Strategist

Rathbone Greenbank: Covid-19 a lesson for investing in people and planet

Sarasin & Partners:

Triodos:

WHEB:

Disruptive Innovation

Edentree: Enablers and embracers of disruptive innovation (30 June 2020)

Edentree:  Disruptive innovation – 5 week blog series with Thomas Fitzgerald

Energy

Pictet A climate-aware US ushers in a new era for clean energy (November 2020) NEW

WHEB Is it time to jump on the hydrogen bandwagon? (8 October 2020) NEW

Aegon (Kames) H2..Woah! (10 July 2020)

Rathbones Where the wind blows (July 2020)

Triodos Financing Green Energy in Emerging Markets – Webinar (25 June 2020)

Sarasin: Oil and gas prices – the big bounce back (1 June 2020)

Environmental Issues

Triodos A word of warning to green and social bond buyers (3 November 2020) NEW

Triodos A call on governments: now is the time to issue green and social bonds (21 August 2020)

Pictet Global Environmental Opportunities landing page (August 2020)

Pictet Global Environmental Opportunities Advisor Toolkit (June 2020)

Sarasin ESG Video – Environment (23 June 2020)

WHEB: Recovery plan for Europe …and the environment (9 June 2020)

Janus Henderson Alterations at the fast fashion industry (June 2020)

WHEB How we plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions (3 June 2020)

EdenTree on Sustainability  (10 June 2019)

ZSL presenting on Palm Oil and deforestation at our 2018 conference (YouTube video – please subscribe to our channel)

Circular Economy presentation from Ellen MacArthur Foundation at out 2019 event (on YouTube, please ‘subscribe’)

Preventable Surprises presentation on Amazon Fires at our 2019 conference (on YouTube, please ‘subscribe’)

ESG

BNY Mellon Keeping it real – ESG investment and greenwashing (29 September 2020) NEW

BNY Mellon Does ESG investing belong in the passive world? (21 September 2020) NEW

BNY Mellon What does ESG mean for fixed income markets (August 2020)

Rathbones The value of ESG: How mainstream is ESG investing within today’s adviser world? Research Report (August 2020)

WHEB Boohoo and the drunkard’s search for ESG meaning (3 August 2020)

M&G – The evolution of ESG in fixed income markets & implications for investors (5 June 2020)

Governance Issues

Sarasin ESG Video – Governance (23 June 2020)

FRC UK Stewardship Code 2020 

Impact

M&G Podcast on Impact Investing with the team from Ethical Compass (11 August 2020)

WHEB: Improving investor confidence in impact investment (3 August 2020)

WHEB: Addressing Ethnic and Racial Diversity (21 July 2020)

M&G What is impact investing? Positive Impact Fund (July 2020)

WHEB: Solutions in a time of crisis  – 6th annual Impact Report (18 June 2020)

M&G IFA Magazine_M&G Supplement_Impact Investing (June 2020)

M&G: Introduction and insights into impact investing (4 June 2020)

Investing for Positive Impacts and Outcomes YouTube video from our 2019 event (please ‘subscribe’ to our channel) (Triodos, WHEB, Foresight & Responsible Investor)

Information Technology

WHEB: A tale of two revolutions (22 July 2020)

Markets & Ratings

M&G Supply Chains: Only as strong as their weakest link (7 August 2020)

Foresight Infrastructure Market Outlook (9 July 2020)

Planetary Boundaries

Pictet Planetary Boundaries: measuring the business world’s environmental footprint Summary & White Paper (April 2020)

Responsible Investment

BNY Mellon Responsible Investment – Special Report 2020 NEW

WHEB Investing in breakthroughs (20 October 2020) NEW

M&G Impact and Sustainability: Similar BUT different (31 July 2020)

Liontrust Responsible Investment – Green Power (Market Overview) July 2020

Rathbone Greenbank Investments: Vision with Values (6 July 2020)

BMO The future: it’s our responsibility’ (2020 F&C Investment Trust Lecture) (March 2020) NEW

Rathbones – Responsible Capitalism in the US: Still pursuing green (Part 1) (30 January 2020)

Rathbones – Responsible Capitalism in the US: Technology’s role in a sustainable future (Part 2) (21 April 2020)

Rathbones – Responsible Capitalism in the US: the complete report (Part 3) (30 June 2020)

 Social Issues

Sarasin ESG Video – Social (23 June 2020)

EdenTree on Economic Inequality  (3 October 2019)

Sustainability

M&G Recent trends in sustainable multi-asset investing – Sustainable Multi Asset fund (October 2020) NEW

Aegon (Kames) Sustainability Soapbox – regularly published articles (October 2020) NEW

M&G Sustainability-linked Bond – Look beneath the surface (15 Sept 2020) NEW

M&G Sustainable investors, it’s time to talk about Transition bonds (6 July 2020)

M&G & CityWire – Podcast series on ESG, Sustainability and Impact Investing (June 2020)

Aegon (Kames) Capital Sustainability through a long-term lens (5 June 2020)

Pictet Our thematic strategies and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (May 2020)

Triodos Towards a more sustainable, less vulnerable economy (27 May 2020)

Aberdeen Standard: SDGs: how asset managers can help address the world’s major challenges (18 May 2020)

Foresight Sustainability Series: New podcast tackles trends in sustainable business (31 March 2020)

Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity: News and Opportunities (April 2020)

Liontrust on Sustainable Investment (various blogs)

Sustainability: Mission Possible YouTube (Sarasin & Partners, Janus Henderson, Liontrust & UKSIF) (25 November 2019)

Sustainability: Recognising Risks and Opportunities YouTube video from our 2019 event (please ‘subscribe’ to our channel) with Rathbones, Kames, Pictet and RSMR)

WHEB  What does Covid-19 mean for Sustainability? (April 2020)

Transport & Logistics

WHEB: From just in time to just in case (9 July 2020)

Aegon (Kames)   Cash for Clunkers v2.0 (19 June 2020)

EdenTree on the future of road transport   (6 February 2020)

Understanding Different ESG Approaches

Integration, Stewardship and Ethics YouTube video from our 2019 event (please ‘subscribe’ to our channel) (Unicorn, Aberdeen Standard, EdenTree.  EIRIS Foundation)

US Election

WHEB: Science 101: Will the Republicans come back to class? (10 November 2020) NEW

Thought pieces

Technology, Sustainability and Health thought pieces convened by Pictet: Mega.online 

 

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