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SUSTAINABLE CHARITY INVESTING

Sustainable investing takes a long-term approach and incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into your investment decisions.

The value of investments may fall as well as rise. You may not get back the full amount that you originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. There is no guarantee about the level of capital or income returns that will be generated.

HELPING CHARITIES TO INVEST FOR 90 YEARS

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.

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

  • 18 August 2020 

    Coal, Covid-19 and the rise of renewables

    Paul Flood. What legacy will the dwindling use of coal leave for the energy industry and investors in renewables?
  • 14 August 2020 

    The danger of ‘SDG washing’

    Andrew Parry. Despite good words and intentions, corporate and government support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is falling behind.
  • 11 August 2020 

    Everything you need to know about sustainable investing

    Jo Marshall, Investment Writer, Schroders. We clarify what some of the commonly misunderstood sustainability terms mean.
  • 7 August 2020 

    The ABC of investing with a purpose

    Victoria MacLean, Investment Director Global Equities. The landscape of sustainable investing is complicated and often confusing in its terminology. A simple framework can help in assessing intention and success in execution.
  • 6 August 2020 

    Net zero – idle promises?

    Eva Cairns, Senior ESG Investment Analyst. Companies’ pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions are only meaningful if backed by credible action plans that do not rely heavily on offsetting.
  • 30 July 2020 

    Not so Green Recovery

    Colin Dryburgh, Investment Manager. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic governments and Central Banks have put together an $11 trillion global fiscal stimulus package but less than 1% of this is “green” according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).  The chart below from a recent IFS report shows the amount of fiscal stimulus (relative to GDP) for various countries as well as the EU.  “Green” spending is shaded in (well…) green and in most cases this is barely noticeable.
  • 22 July 2020 

    Sustainability: six ways the corporate world will have to change

    Andrew Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment and Seema Suchak, Head of Sector Research, ESG, Schroders. We focus on six key areas that point to a changing role of the corporate sector in society in the face of “inescapable truths”.
  • 22 July 2020 

    Why the global recovery shouldn’t cost the planet

    Andrew Parry. We assess the potential for a more sustainable recovery from the latest global crisis.
  • 20 July 2020 

    The uncomfortable truth about climate change and investment returns

    Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist, Schroders. Climate change will have a profound impact on investment returns over the next 30 years, though not all markets will be affected equally...
  • 10 July 2020 

    Chief Economist Dispatches: the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end

    Jeremy Lawson, Head of ASI Research Institute. It is becoming clear that the global recovery from the COVID-19 recession began in May. Widespread, albeit still incomplete, success in slowing the spread of the virus has prompted most governments to begin easing lockdowns over recent weeks, following China’s earlier lead. That has led to broad-based improvements in business and consumer confidence, alternative indicators like restaurant bookings and traffic congestion, as well as the timely hard data like US non-farm payroll employment and retail sales.

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