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View [Profit with purpose] ESG challenges for investing in the modern age

Profit with purpose

by David Sheasby

August 2019 may go down as a watershed moment in corporate America – with the long-held concept of shareholder primacy abandoned in favour of broader stakeholder accountability.

18 September 2019
View [The power of proxy voting] ESGProxyVotingAbstract

The power of proxy voting

by David Sheasby

Proxy voting season is currently in full swing in Europe, US and parts of Asia, with several key themes emerging

27 May 2019
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Big in Japan

by David Sheasby

ESG is an increasingly prominent theme in the Japanese investment world, fund managers are acutely aware of the importance of their stewardship duties.

29 April 2019
View [Veganism: The Next Sustainability Frontier] ESG Veganism

Veganism: The Next Sustainability Frontier

by David Sheasby

Veganism is going mainstream. Backed by A-list celebrities and global marketing campaigns, demand for meat-free food has increased rapidly over the last few years.

18 February 2019
View [Slowing 'Fast Fashion'] Fast Fashion

Slowing 'Fast Fashion'

by David Sheasby

World clothing production has almost doubled in the last 15 years, but the growth has come at a significant cost and there is now increasing awareness of its outsized environmental and societal impacts.

21 January 2019
View [Plastic phase out - The investor view] Plastic bag in sea

Plastic phase out - The investor view

by David Sheasby

8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter our oceans each year. Is it time for investors to think about plastic phase out?

13 November 2018