Responsible investment

Articles and thoughts on our approach to responsible investing
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.
Why diversity matters in investment
Robust diversity policies encourage the balanced representation of a variety of individuals who bring experience from contrasting backgrounds.
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).
Responsible Investment Report 2019
We believe that investing responsibly will lead to better long-term performance for our clients. As an investment manager with a relatively concentrated portfolio of equity holdings, we believe ESG considerations represent both sources of value and also investment risks.
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.
Corporate governance in Japan
2018 saw both another major corporate governance scandal and the revision of the corporate governance code in Japan. We discuss the areas in which significant change has been achieved, and those in which there is still more work to be done.
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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