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Our take on the latest investment themes

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Latest Stewardship activity: February

by David Sheasby

As companies assess the impacts of COVID-19, this may leave them better prepared for the issues that are likely to materialise from the physical impacts of climate change.

20 March 2020
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Purposeful Engagement is More Effective Than Shareholder Activism

by Will Baylis

Shareholder activist groups are diverting company management’s time and energy towards narrow environmental and social causes. We explore why active ownership and purposeful engagement can achieve a better outcome for all stakeholders.

5 March 2020
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Latest Stewardship activity: January

by David Sheasby

Martin Currie is making two new commitments: The first is to sign up to Climate Action 100+ and the second is to express support for the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)...

29 February 2020
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Latest Stewardship Activity: December

by David Sheasby

As 2019 drew to a close, climate change was once again in the headlines – most notably with reference to the deadly bushfires that raged in Australia in the closing weeks of the year.

22 January 2020
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Latest Stewardship Activity: November

by David Sheasby

We were nominated for the ICGN Global Stewardship Award shortlist this autumn and we are delighted to have subsequently won this at the end of November.

23 December 2019
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Can plastic packaging actually be sustainable?

by Chris Schade

Plastic as a packaging material has a strong overall value proposition, but its sub-optimal end of life outcomes are a sustainability concern for consumers, brands, retailers and investors.

5 December 2019
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Latest Stewardship activity October

by David Sheasby

In case there were any doubts about the increasing focus on responsible investment, the PRI in Person, the leading global conference on the subject, was attended this year by more than 1,600 delegates – making it the largest responsible investment conference to date.

22 November 2019
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How to engage in a sugar fix for developing markets

by Jim Power

We will, and do use our position as a large shareholder to engage with companies to bring about ESG change when we think it will protect and enhance the risk-adjusted return on our clients’ capital.

29 October 2019
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Latest Stewardship Activity: September

by David Sheasby

In case there were any doubts about the increasing focus on responsible investment, the PRI in Person, the leading global conference on the subject, was attended this year by more than 1,600 delegates – making it the largest responsible investment conference to date

28 October 2019