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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.

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

  • 30 April 2019 

    Climate change and the energy transition, a view from the USA

    Ben McEwen, Climate Active Analyst. While the current US administration has made its perspective on climate change clear, climate change itself has ignored this perspective.
  • 26 April 2019 

    The power of perception: The sustainability survey results

    By Craig Bonthron. I always try to be wary of biases (especially my own) and one thing I have noticed over the three years co-managing and marketing our strategy is that sustainability is an emotional subject. And emotion increases the likelihood of bias.
  • 12 April 2019 

    “Cel-E-brate Green Times, Come on!”

    Audrey Ryan. There’s been major nail-biting moments in the financial world, but there’s also been a lot of positive progression, with finance as well as other industries like pharmaceuticals and technology.
  • 27 March 2019 

    The material consequences of choosing sustainable fashion

    Daniel McFetrich, Global Sector Specialist – Industrials, Schroders. More and more consumers are voting with their wallets to demand more sustainable textiles. The shift has huge implications for one of the planet’s largest industries.
  • 19 March 2019 

    Social Capitalism: Taking a wider view of national progress

    Research Institute, Aberdeen Standard Investments. The need for high quality primary research has never been greater. The world, the financial markets and our industry are confronting political, regulatory and other structural challenges. Understanding the impact of these challenges is critical to our understanding of the investment landscape.
  • 18 March 2019 

    Renewable energy - powering your returns

    Nick Edwardson, Product Specialist, Multi-Asset Investing. The 2019 PLSA Investment Conference in Edinburgh on 6-8 March was attended by over 1,000 pension scheme managers, trustees, consultants and asset managers. Kames Capital’s Nick Edwardson presented on renewable energy, an alternative asset class which has made a significant contribution to the risk-adjusted returns of our multi-asset funds. In this paper we summarise our presentation and discuss how we believe renewables can power your returns.
  • 15 March 2019 

    The Forward Thinkers

    Ryan Smith. As Kames approaches 30 years of ethical investing, one of the questions we’re being asked the most is essentially ‘what’s changed in that time and why?’
  • 8 March 2019 

    ESG and logistics: the times they are a changin’

    Dan Grandage, Head of ESG, Real Estate. When most people think of industrial logistics buildings, factors like energy efficiency, technology and carbon innovation don’t usually spring to mind. However, the reality of what is happening in logistics warrants closer attention. Proper analysis suggests that parts of the sector are taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues seriously.
  • 5 March 2019 

    Not-so-fantastic plastic

    Samantha Lamb, Head of Fixed Income ESG. Plastic is the environmental issue of the moment. Campaigners have long argued against the use of single-use plastics and sought to highlight the scourge they create for the natural world.
  • 1 March 2019 

    A Perfectionist Fallacy

    By Jonathan Parsons. “Electric cars: most of the pollution is still there”– it’s a sentiment you may well have heard. But where did it start? To pinpoint the exact moment would be tricky, so I’ll start my story last weekend when I read an interview with British Cyclist, Chris Boardman.


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