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An Investor trip to Bangladesh, is a race to the top underway? And if so, who will win?

By Neil Brown, Alliance Trust on 29 July 2014 Thematic News

In April 2013 the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Bangladesh claiming more than 1,100 lives and leaving many more injured. Many of those killed were employed in the garment industry, an industry that supplies the clothes that end up on our high street, to the brands whose shares end up in our pensions and ISAs.

In April 2013 the Rana Plaza...

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Asia | Multi-thematic | Alliance Trust Investments   

Japan's energy problems

By Simon Clements, Alliance Trust on 23 April 2014 Thematic News

On March 11 2011 the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which hit the west coast of Japan, and resulted in the catastrophic meltdown of three of the six reactors at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station. This was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, and it’s estimated that between 10-30% of the radiation of Chernobyl was leaked.

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Asia | Clean Energy, Environmental | Alliance Trust Investments   

First State boosts responsible investment prowess with first stewardship principles

By Alex Blackburne, Blue & Green Tomorrow on 4 December 2013 Market News

First State Investments has unveiled a set of global stewardship principles that it says help put its clients’ interest first and boost its responsible investment credentials.

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UK, Asia   

Bangladesh Statement: The Rana Plaza collapse

By Neil Brown, Alliance Trust on 16 June 2013 Thematic News

The collapse of the Rana Plaza on the 24th April in Bangladesh has once again focused attention on poor working conditions in the factories that supply garments.

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Asia | Multi-thematic | Alliance Trust   

Airpocalypse Now: China and its environmental problems

By Simon Clements, Alliance Trust on 12 June 2013 Thematic News

Environmental problems in China are increasingly getting to a point where the sacrifice for its rapid economic growth becomes unbearable. The problems range across the full spectrum, including the legendary smog, which includes dangerous particle matter, carbon emissions, and other dangerous pollutants, such as Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide.

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Asia | Environmental | Alliance Trust   

Impax Asian Environmental Markets PLC set to close

By Mark Hoskin, IFA at Holden & Partners on 5 May 2013 Fund News

IMPAX Asian Environmental Market

The Board of Impax Asian Environmental Markets plc has bowed to pressure from activist shareholders to close down the investment trust. By returning money to shareholders investors in the trust will profit from reducing the difference between the share price and the company's net asset value. The following statement was released by the Board...

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Asia | Environmental   

Quenching the world's thirst: an investor's perspective

By Philippe Rohner, Pictet Asset Management on 26 March 2012 Thematic News

The Worlds oceans

Precious yet squandered. This is the precarious status of the world’s water resources, as revealed in a series of new studies by the UN and OECD.

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UK, Global, US, Europe, Asia, Africa | Water | Pictet   

Asian Development Bank warns Asia not that well prepared for climate change

By Mark Hoskin, IFA at Holden & Partners on 29 November 2011 Thematic News

BBC News: David McCauley, climate change specialist at the Asian Development Bank warns that "recent floods in Manila and Bangkok have been a wake up call and shows that Asia is not that well prepared for climate change impacts. This is the reality going forward. These kind of events are fully consistent with what is predicted... they need to bring together the disaster preparedness community and the climate change community and takes steps like put better early warning systems in for...

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Asia | Environmental   

China eyes 'green' growth

By Thomas Maskrey, Worldwise Investor on 24 November 2011 Thematic News | Market News

According to one of China’s advisory bodies, a net gain of more than 9.5m jobs could be made over a 5 year period with the removal of energy intensive businesses and phasing in of ‘greener’ industries and renewable energy sources.

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Asia | Clean Energy, Environmental | Pictet   

Reminder: First State to soft close Sustainability funds this year

By Mark Hoskin, IFA at Holden & Partners on 11 November 2011 Market News

This is a reminder to advisers that the First State have announced that as of the 1st January 2012 any investment into First State Asia Sustainability and First State Global Emerging Markets Sustainability will incur an initial charge of 4% of the amount invested for all investors.

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Asia | Multi-thematic   

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Mainstream press ‘full of piffle and wind’ on sustainable investment

You beat me to it!
In my view the press, more mainstream than trade, have a huge...

Alex | 9 months, 1 week ago | read more

Can investing in fossil fuels ever be ethical?

Good article.- I tend to agree that you can't live in a whiter than white world. Instead perhaps...

Richard Essex | 10 months ago | read more

Carbon intensity of the Sustainable Future equity funds

Dear Mike,

What a great bit of research to show what a difference you are making...

Mark Hoskin | 1 year, 1 month ago | read more

Caveat Emptor: The Next Retail Bond from EnergyBonds


Couldn't agree more on ecotricity. accounts look very fragile with £22M of...

John Fleetwood | 1 year, 3 months ago | read more

Caveat Emptor: The Next Retail Bond from EnergyBonds

Very useful information. Thank you Mark

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