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If this is not a call for action, what is?

by Vincent Gilles & Marie Allen On 4th April, the IPCC released the final report of its current reporting cycle. Each IPCC reporting cycle consists of the work of 3 working groups that provide a comprehensive meta-analysis of the current science on climate change. The working groups cover: The Physical Science Basis; Impacts, Adaptation and […]

Climate Change Sustainable Investing

Nyet zero: what Putin’s war could mean for the green transition

The current situation in Ukraine is truly heartbreaking. As people first and foremost, we are all deeply affected by the suffering playing out on our screens. And as climate investment specialists, we want to examine how these events could reshape our journey to net zero – as well as the macroeconomic and geopolitical forces that […]

Sustainable Investing

A difficult start to the year for the world’s innovators

It’s been an exceptionally challenging time in the markets since the start of the year – especially for innovative, climate focused companies. As a result, our three model portfolios have posted negative returns over the month of January, and up to 11 February. ●  Adventurous: -10.88% , Benchmark: -5.56%1 ●  Balanced: -8.92% , Benchmark: -4.86%2 […]

Sustainable Investing

Markets are rocky. Here’s what we’re doing about it.

A dry month for the markets It’s fair to say that the first few weeks of 2022 have seen a lot of change in the markets. Rising inflation across major economies means that central banks are expected to raise interest rates soon, and the markets have responded accordingly – docking the value of long-term bonds […]

Sustainable Investing

2022 Macroeconomic Outlook

Dealing with the spectre of inflation As the world recovers further from the COVID 19 pandemic, we expect global GDP to grow in 2022. In fact, the world’s largest economies should exceed long-term GDP forecasts, with the US, EEZ, and China expected to grow by 4%, 4.3% and 5.1% respectively. However, 2022’s big elephant in […]

Sustainable Investing

Our Q3 take on the wind sector: it’s blowing hot and cold

Every three months, and over the course of about four weeks, listed companies release their quarterly results. These help financial analysts and portfolio managers assess if a company is delivering as expected, then work out if it’s still on track. As specialist climate investment professionals, we couldn’t help but notice the usual suspects’ relative weakness […]

Sustainable Investing