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Our latest thoughts on ESG practice and sustainable investing.

View [Stewardship & ESG Outlook 2020] David Sheasby

Stewardship & ESG Outlook 2020

Head of ESG and Stewardship David Sheasby outlines the key sustainability issues for investors in 2020

Video 3 December 2019
View [ESG Outlook 2019] ESG Outlook 2019

ESG Outlook 2019

Head of ESG and Stewardship David Sheasby outlines the key sustainability issues for investors in 2019.

Video 5 December 2018
View [The positive impact of ESG integration] The positive impact of ESG

The positive impact of ESG integration

In our view, the key aspects of stewardship should help to protect and grow our clients' capital, while also contributing to a healthier and more sustainable economic and financial system.

Active Viewpoint 25 September 2018
View [PRI in Person Conference 2018 Wrap Up] PRI Conference 2018 news

PRI in Person Conference 2018 Wrap Up

This year’s PRI-in-Person conference, which took place in San Francisco last week, was the largest PRI conference to date, with 1200 attendees representing asset owners, asset managers, consultants, service providers and NGOs.

19 September 2018
View [Understanding the impact of water scarcity ] IMPACT OF WATER SCARCITY

Understanding the impact of water scarcity

Water stress is one of the most serious, yet underappreciated, challenges the world faces, with direct impacts for businesses – and therefore investors.

Active Viewpoint 10 September 2018
View [Global Emerging Markets - Through the ESG Lens] GEMs through the ESG lens news

Global Emerging Markets - Through the ESG Lens

Emerging markets have made great strides when it comes to ESG over the years, and there is now a constellation of companies which can go head to head with their developed-market peers.

Active Viewpoint 7 September 2018
View [Putting theory into practice] ACCESSING THE˜TRUE VALUE OF ESG

Putting theory into practice

Analysis of ESG cannot be done by half measures. To gain a full understanding of how sustainability factors can impact a company’s future returns, they must be embedded throughout the entire investment process – from idea generation and stock research, to financial modelling and portfolio construction.

Active Viewpoint 7 September 2018
View [The value of ESG] The value of ESG

The value of ESG

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis fully embedded in our assessment of investee companies, we present the academic evidence on the value of corporate sustainability to businesses, investors and wider society.

Active Viewpoint 31 July 2018
View [Martin Currie achieves top ESG rating for second year in a row] PRI A+ award 2018

Martin Currie achieves top ESG rating for second year in a row

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assess responsible investment activities across the industry each year. Their review of 2017 has been published and Martin Currie has achieved A+ ratings for its responsible investment activities.

Press release 26 July 2018
View [Four ESG themes investors should be aware of right now] Four ESG Themes right now

Four ESG themes investors should be aware of right now

We’re often asked about the most important ESG themes that investors should consider. As bottom-up, active managers, we unsurprisingly tend to focus on those issues that are most material for each investment case. That said, there are several overarching ESG topics that we believe are increasingly important for investors to be aware of right now.

Active Viewpoint 14 June 2018
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