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  • March 14, 2019
    All that glitters…
    Christine Chow
    Just over one year on from the launch of Climate Action 100+ at the One Planet Summit in Paris, what have investors achieved?
  • February 6, 2019
    Wells Fargo
    Tim Goodman
    Wells Fargo & Company announced regulatory and legal settlements in 2016 relating to its retail banking sales practices, which harmed customers.
  • October 25, 2018
    Vinci
    Pauline Lecoursonnois
    VINCI is an engineering and construction group with two business segments: concessions, which mainly focuses on toll roads and airports, and contracting, split across activities related to construction, roads and energy.
  • October 19, 2018
    Whitbread
    Amy Wilson
    Whitbread PLC operates hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. It owns Premier Inn, which is the largest hotel brand in the UK, with over 785 hotels. The company is also growing the Premier Inn brand in the Middle East and Germany. Whitbread’s restaurant brands include Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Bar+Block and Table Table. It also owns Costa Coffee − the largest coffee shop chain in the UK and the second largest globally, with over 3,800 coffee shops across 32 markets and over 8,000 Costa Express self-serve units. In August 2018, it announced the sale of its Costa business to The Coca-Cola Company, which is expected to complete in the first half of 2019.
  • June 28, 2018
    Full cycle: investing for a circular economy
    Emma Berntman
    A flood of recent media coverage has highlighted how society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit. But behind the demonisation of plastic itself lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods – one in which we can participate as investors as well as consumers. Despite the recent media focus on plastic as an environmental issue, its popularity as a raw material continues to rise. Half of the total amount of synthetic plastic resins and fibres ever manufactured have been produced in the past 13 years[footnote]1“Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made,” by by Geyer, R; Janbeck, J R, Law, K L. Published in Science Advances, July 2017.1“Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made,” by by Geyer, R; Janbeck, J R, Law, K L. Published in Science Advances, July 2017.[/footnote], and experts estimate that production will increase by a further 40% over the next decade; according to the American Chemistry Council, $186bn has been invested in new plastics manufacturing facilities in the US alone since 2010[footnote]“180bn-investment-in-plastic-factories-feeds-global-packaging-binge,” by Matthew Taylor. Published in The Guardian on 26 December 2017
  • June 22, 2018
    Antofagasta
    Jaime Gornsztejn
    Antofagasta is a UK-listed Chilean copper mining company, operating in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile and the Coquimbo region in central Chile. In 2017, it produced 704 thousand tonnes of copper, making it one of the top 10 producers globally.