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Behind the Fund: IM WHEB Sustainability Fund

By Arabella Murphy, Blue & Green Investor on 22 January 2013 Fund News

We caught up with Clare Brook (pictured right of photo), founding partner of WHEB Asset Management to find out about new developments in the fund and why it's a good investment.

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Global | Multi-thematic | WHEB   

Sustainability 'megaforces' impact on business will accelerate

By Arabella Murphy, Blue & Green Investor on 14 January 2013

KPMG report

The resources on which business relies are becoming more difficult to access and more costly. Changing patterns of economic growth and wealth are likely to strain infrastructure and natural systems. The unpredictable results of a changing climate will affect physical assets and supply chains and businesses can expect an ever more complex web of sustainability legislation and fiscal instruments.

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Global | Multi-thematic   

Science and policy developments: Climate change and food, the on-going saga

By Simon Webber, Schroders on 31 October 2012 Thematic News

Schroder Climate Change Fund

In our October newsletter we focus on pressure on food supplies – how this is being impacted by climate change and EU concerns about price hikes.

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Global | Multi-thematic | Schroder   

Cheviot and Quilters in Merger Talks

By Mark Hoskin, IFA at Holden & Partners on 26 October 2012 Market News

There was surprise Wednesday morning in the offices of Cheviot that the story had leaked from Quilters that the venture capital house Bridgepoint are looking to add Cheviot to their purchase of Quilters earlier this year. The merger would add £4bn of assets at Cheviot to the £8bn that Quilters have creating a much bigger player in the wealth management space. But what is the implication for the Cheviot Climate Assets Fund?

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Sarasin's Responsible Investment Research on Corporate Accountability

By Adam Frost, Sarasin on 3 September 2012 Thematic News

Sarasin & Partners has researched and written this paper as one of a series which considers the investment implications of environmental, social and governance issues. This research provides insights into a more sustainable investment approach, with consideratiion of shareholders, society and the environment at its core.

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Global | Multi-thematic | Sarasin   

Rio 20 a clear lack of commitment over sustainable development

By Simon Webber, Schroders on 31 July 2012 Market News

The UN conference on sustainable development “Rio + 20” marked the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit from which the first international convention to address climate change was agreed (among other international environmental commitments). There was a distinct lack of international commitment to address sustainable development. Instead it was left to unilateral initiatives to fill the vacuum.

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Global | Multi-thematic | Schroder   

Report sets out recommendations to build investor confidence in green economy

By Carol Wong, Worldwise Investor on 10 July 2012

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) last week launched a report urging the UK government to support the green economy with 10 key policy recommendations - from stimulating markets and cutting green tape to facilitating the flow of green financing.

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UK | Multi-thematic   

Why IM WHEB's Sustainability fund should be considered by investors looking for a global equity fund

By Mark Hoskin, IFA at Holden & Partners on 28 June 2012 Fund News

At the offices of Smith & Williamson in Birmingham today, George Latham and Clare Brook presented to members of the Ethical Investment Association (EIA) on why they feel their fund, the IM Wheb Sustainability Fund is one for investors and advisers to invest in.

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Shell investors warned about Arctic exploration risks

By Carol Wong, Worldwise Investor on 30 May 2012 Thematic News

Shell’s proposed drilling programme in Alaska this year is considered to be the first step by major international oil companies to exploit the final remaining frontier for off-shore resources: the Arctic. However, a recent report highlights the many questions that remain about the economic viability of Arctic projects - and the significant environmental risks that accompany them.

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EIRIS report reveals sustainability leaders and laggards

By Carol Wong, Worldwise Investor on 9 May 2012 Thematic News

EIRIS report

Ahead of next month’s Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, global research thinktank EIRIS has released a report assessing the sustainability performance of over 2000 global companies. The report includes a list of the 10 best-performing companies, an analysis of the biggest 50 companies worldwide, and an analysis by region and sector.

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

Alex | 3 months, 1 week ago | read more

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

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Dear Mike,

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

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