Climate change

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Water scarcity
Disruption to weather patterns and an increase in extreme events have played havoc with the water cycle. The freshwater crisis is alarming not only because of our dependence on water, but also because of the speed at which the crisis is approaching.
Responsible Investment Report
In our latest quarterly report, Research Director Alex Barnett explores the transition to electric vehicles, and we share our stewardship and engagement activities during the first quarter of 2021.
Annual Stewardship Report
Our 2020 report highlights the depth and breadth of our stewardship activities. Our focus on engaging directly with company management has afforded us a deeper understanding of the companies in which our clients are invested.
The race to net-zero
The UK made headlines in the summer of 2019 when it became the first major economy to pass a law requiring greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced to net-zero by 2050.
Responsible Investment Report
In our latest quarterly report, Alexia Palacios reviews global efforts in the race to net-zero by 2050, and we share our stewardship and engagement activities during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Tailings dams
We have been mining the world’s natural resources for thousands of years. Yet the global demand for these is only likely to increase in the future, given their role in supporting economic and social progress and enabling innovations and technologies that are needed to address climate change.
The geopolitical implications of a changing climate
Since the late eighteenth century, societies have experienced an unprecedented increase in material wealth. This has lifted billions out of poverty and those born today have, on average, a better quality of life and broader opportunities. Yet industrialisation... has had a devastating effect on the world’s natural capital.
Food waste: a triple win opportunity
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases (8% of annual global greenhouse gases come from food waste).
Climate change: the roles of divestment and engagement
To tackle climate change, both governments and companies need to act; how companies manage their greenhouse gas emissions has become fundamental to their long-term financial performance. For investors seeking to influence the behaviour of companies, it is not necessary to choose either divestment or engagement, it can be a combination of both.
Natural capital: why investors should care 
For investors, natural capital is no longer purely an environmental concern. It is also a financial one that should not be ignored. Changes to our natural capital will affect entire sectors bringing investors both opportunities and risks. A deep understanding of these issues will leave investors well place to make good investment decisions.
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