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Why the move to clean energy won't be enough

ALISTAIR MILLS  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
Climate change: Opportunity in the face of catastrophe 2020 was planet Earth's hottest on record - a fact that many would be forgiven for missing in what can only be described as a tumultuous year. Outside of the COVID pandemic, global weather patterns ...

Why do payable days matter?

SASHI REDDY  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021
Payable Days' is the number of days a company takes to pay its suppliers. Investors often learn in 'Finance 101' courses that the longer a company takes to pay its suppliers the stronger its bargaining power is with them. Consequently, this is considered ...

We must approach public equities with an 'impact' mindset

HEIDI RIDLEY  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
When asked about 'impact', the first reaction of many investors is to point to private markets. We argue that, if we are indeed to achieve the massive social and environmental objectives that are needed, we must enlist the public markets, specifically ...

Science-based targets key to addressing the world's biggest challenges

LOUISE WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 DEC 2020
The global pandemic has offered few, if any, positive outcomes. It has precipitated a global recession the likes of which hasn't been seen since World War II, increased joblessness in the US alone by over 800%, and driven the first quarter global ...

Successful ESG integration: moving from why to how

GUILLAUME MASCOTTO  |  TUESDAY, 29 DEC 2020
Recent regulatory developments suggest that environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is neither a fad nor a subjective enterprise. Rather, it has become a critical part of day-to-day investment management. Global investor commitment to ESG ...

Deep Decarbonisation: Green Hydrogen, Net Zero, and the Future of the EU-ETS

MARK LEWIS  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020
Beyond the fuel-switch paradigm: The EU-ETS and the goal of net-zero emissions Given the economic shock to the EU-ETS from COVID, the price of EU carbon allowances (EUAs) has held up remarkably well in recent months. From a low of €14.3/t in the early ...

The future is now: the future of sustainable investment

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2020
As this most unusual year draws to a close, this roundtable presented a unique opportunity to gather a panel of experts from a diverse range of backgrounds - asset owners, asset managers, consultants and industry bodies - to discuss how sustainable investing ...

Hydrogen's role in the green economy

ANTOINE CHAMPENIER  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020
Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element in existence. People have imagined possible applications for hydrogen for a long time, but these ideas have often been full of promise yet short on delivery. So far, the element's uses have mostly been ...

Understanding Impact Investment

MATTHEW TOMINC  |  FRIDAY, 6 NOV 2020
Over the past two years, the domestic market for impact investing has tripled from A$5.7 billion to a staggering A$19.9 billion as investors increase their focus on the sector, and investment managers respond by developing new strategies. Once a niche ...

The 2020 US election: an infrastructure perspective

TIM HUMPHREYS  |  MONDAY, 19 OCT 2020
Both Republicans and Democrats recognise the need for and the stimulative benefit of infrastructure investment, particularly when fiscal spending is needed during recession. However, even before COVID-19, there was an urgent need for spending on American ...
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