Sustainable Global Equity Report, Q4 2022

The inflation game-changer

Why cheap palm oil is a price the planet can’t pay

Palm oil is used in 70% of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, including soap bars, toothpaste and face creams. It is also a key ingredient in staple foods such as bread and margarine, as well as treats such as chocolate, ice cream and biscuits. Its natural preservative qualities help to extend the shelf life of […]

Sustainable Global Equity, 2022 Q3 report

Are global supply chains on the mend?

360°, Q3 2022

Rates, recovery, recession

European Equities Sustainability Report, H1 2022

In our latest Sustainability Report from the European Equities team, we take a closer look at two portfolio holdings at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and discuss how they are helping to support efforts to end epidemics and reduce the mortality rate of non-communicable diseases. Key Points: Overview of the objectives of SDG 3 […]

Animal farming and ESG: a sector where some are more equal than others

The animal farming industry entered the pandemic widely regarded as an ESG laggard: a sector noted for its high greenhouse gas emissions, unethical treatment of livestock, and intensive land and water use, and a leading global cause of deforestation. The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) initiative found the industry has done ‘too little […]

The spoils of the pandemic: in this together?

The annual publication of the Forbes rich list has become a much-followed media ritual, however, in 2022, the unveiling of the list served as a stark reminder – for those who cared to see it – of the asymmetrical impact of the pandemic. The world’s 10 richest men more than doubled their fortunes during the […]

Case study: Akbank

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How investors can do some salt-of-the-earth good

Our fossil-fuel based industrial agriculture is having a disastrous impact on the rate of carbon emissions, as intensive farming continues to break down the life-sustaining organic matter found within the earth’s soil. Preserving nature’s hydrology through the restoration of the earth’s natural carbon sponge is crucial in reversing the effects of industrial damage. Through innovative […]

The biodiversity domino effect

The common goods of nature There is growing awareness in the financial sector of the interlinked climate and biodiversity emergencies, and the potential impacts on economies and markets. Research suggests over 50% of global GDP is highly or moderately dependent on nature¹. Failure to act on these issues could result in collapsing food systems and […]