Water stewardship in a time of climate change

As the world moves from pledges to plans, it is critical we tackle the question of climate holistically. Living with climate change will mean coping with the impacts on water and taking the necessary steps to reduce the vulnerabilities of communities and economies.

Halting biodiversity loss: The new net zero

In an opinion piece published in Barron’s China, Pictet Asset Management CEO Laurent Ramsey explains why protecting biodiversity should be a priority for both businesses and investors

Thematic equities as impact investments

Impact investing is generally considered the purest form of responsible investment. Modelled on ideas developed in the 1970s by the social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus, it has traditionally involved directing capital to specific ecological or socially-responsible projects. The approach has twin aims: to generate financial returns and to deliver material environmental and social benefits.

Adding thematic equities to diversified portfolios

They were once considered niche. But thematic equities have in recent years evolved into mainstream investments. Their ability to transform broad, long-term macro-economic, technological and ecological trends into investments has struck a chord with a growing circle of investors

Diversity, equity, and inclusion code (USA and Canada)

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are crucial elements in the future of the investment industry and the success of investment firms. CFA Institute recognizes that a diversity of perspectives will lead to better investor outcomes; an inclusive investment industry will better serve our diverse society. Further, we recognize that an organization, with an inclusive culture, awareness […]

Accelerating change: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in investment management

Through the CFA Institute Experimental Partners Program, 41 investment organizations with $26trn AUM responded to the challenge to make the investment industry more inclusive by implementing ideas in the CFA Institute guide Driving Change: Diversity & Inclusion in Investment Management. The guide, which inspired the Experimental Partners Program, includes 20 ideas generated in concert with the industry through […]

Physical risks of climate change

Wellington Management and Woodwell Climate Research Center launch P-ROCC 2.0 encouraging companies to disclose the physical location of assets and operations to help investors better assess climate risks

Water: Priced for imperfection

Assets with inflated values are often said to be “priced for perfection,” meaning they must deliver stellar, upwardly mobile performance to justify and sustain those prices.

Climate action plan 2019

Climate change is real. Current warming trends are caused by human actions. These changes pose significant risks and opportunities for the CRF, the markets, and the economy as a whole.

Climate scenario analysis

It is vital that investors understand how physical climate change and the energy transition affect the investment returns of the companies and markets they invest in. We believe that doing so will enable us to build more resilient portfolios and generate better long-term returns for clients. It is also increasingly demanded by asset owners and […]

Net zero directed investing: What it means for us

Many companies and countries across the globe have committed to working towards a net-zero 2050 goal to tackle the climate crisis. This goal is critical for our planet, and, as investors, we have an important role to play in achieving it. That’s why abrdn has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative.