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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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  • 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.
  • 10 July 2020 

    H2… WOAH!!!

    Matt Harding. Hydrogen. It’s the clean energy of the future. As the most abundant element in our universe, there are lots of ways to produce it here on Earth; electrolysis, steam methane reforming (SMR) of natural gas, coal gasification, to name a few. The tricky part though, is...
  • 7 July 2020 

    Private equity: surveying the importance of responsible investment

    Stephanie Kempton, Senior Analyst – Private Equity, Hilde Nilsen, Investment Manager – Private Equity. By their very nature, private equity firms find themselves able to exert influence on the businesses in which they invest. When a private equity firm buys a company, it is often the majority shareholder. As such, it aims to create value in the business through operational improvements, new product development, internationalisation, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • 3 July 2020 

    ESG: On the radar of the tech giants

    Catherine Doyle. As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic, we assess the technology sector’s shifting attitudes to ESG issues.
  • 5 June 2020 

    Sustainability through a long-term lens

    Andrei Kiselev, Investment Manager. When it comes to investing, sustainability is a term that is used often, but one that across the industry remains rather indeterminate. For us, the case for, and requirements of sustainable investing is clear. At the heart of our approach is a firm belief that it supports long-term investment resilience and management of material risks, as well as impacting positively on society. Increasingly, that belief is backed by evidence – companies that do good, tend to do well*.
  • 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.


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