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We use our expertise to source articles and opinions that take a critical look at the investments market. These articles, provided by leading experts, offer insight into the state of the investments market for charities, plus what to look out for.

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: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect CAF’s views.

  • 12 May 2020 

    Covid-19 and the environment: a ray of light?

    Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist and Amanda Young, Global Head of Responsible Investment. The most acute impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have been on people’s health and financial security. However, the outbreak has also highlighted the toll that regular human activities have on our environment, and in particular climate change and air pollution.
  • 12 May 2020 

    Taking action on the implications of climate change

    At Newton, responsible investment has been integral to our investment process since our inception in 1978, when we began actively voting our clients’ shares. In 1998, we started to run exclusions-based portfolios, and since then our responsible investment approach has grown to include environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration across all our strategies, alongside active engagement with the management of the companies that we invest in. Over the last two years, we have taken our responsible approach further, by launching focused sustainable investment products.
  • 24 April 2020 

    Redefining beliefs:

    Iain Snedden. What behavioural changes could occur as a result of the COVID-19 crisis?
  • 21 April 2020 

    Will Covid-19 prove a pivotal moment for climate change?

    Andrew Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, ESG, Schroders. Our Climate Progress Dashboard is tracking the global impact Policymakers should use the current crisis to inject similar urgency into climate policy and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • 5 March 2020 

    Who are the impact leaders?

    Sarah Norris, Investment Director. Many European companies provide technologies, products and services that can deliver positive change for society and the environment. Yet not long ago one European company claimed top slot in newspaper column inches on this topic for all the wrong reasons.
  • 26 February 2020 

    Growing opportunities in renewable energy

    Colin Dryburgh, Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing. In recent months we have increased our exposure to renewable energy within our diversified growth portfolios and we expect these investments to be positive contributors to returns for many years.
  • 21 February 2020 

    COP26: Pressure growing for step change in climate policy

    Andrew Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, ESG, Schroders. This year’s climate conference is to be held in Glasgow, adding pressure on the UK government to achieve meaningful progress.
  • 11 February 2020 

    Is a hydrogen economy more than just hot air?

    Global Climate Change Team, Schroders. Hydrogen has huge potential as a resource to decarbonise the global economy but costs are still high.
  • 7 February 2020 

    A decade of decarbonising power

    Alex Cobbold, Global Thematic Equity Analyst and Ben McEwen, Climate Active Analyst. The future of energy will be shaped by how we respond to its central paradox. How can we generate more energy with fewer emissions?
  • 7 February 2020 

    Strategic asset allocation: ESG’s new frontier

    Craig Mackenzie, Head of Strategic Asset Allocation. Many investors use a strategic asset allocation (SAA) process to shape their portfolios over the long term. What place should environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have in the SAA process?


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