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The electric carmaker hit headlines at the beginning of July, when its $201 billion market capitalisation overtook that of ExxonMobil: once the largest company in the world, now a poster child for the worst oil price crash in history.

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This month, Vale regained an investment-grade rating from Moody's. Is it deserved?

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Is Airbus taking off or stalling?

Airbus revealed concepts for the world's first zero-emission aircraft. But it still faces an uncertain future.

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Pricing the circular economy

Tomra "walks and talks like an industrial company but is valued like Amazon," boding well for the circular economy.

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Unilever adds to fossil fuel pressure

Unilever is cutting oil and investing in renewable alternatives. Is this the start of the bioeconomy?

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The problem with ESG ratings

What can India’s largest listed coal utility tell us about the sustainable data market? Arguably, that it doesn't work.

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BP to Boohoo

BP's second-quarter results conclude a dismal season for the oil majors. But they can still turn it around.

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Tesla's wild ride

Ten years ago, electric vehicles were a niche market. Today, their ubiquity is assured.

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Fourth industrial revolution kicks into gear

There's a big conflict between companies' rhetoric and spending. Exxon is a shining example.

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From resilience to regeneration

If the first recession since 2008 is a litmus test for the long-term viability of ESG, it looks like it might pass.

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ESG in the time of coronavirus

Will investors stick with sustainability through COVID-19? More importantly, will corporates?

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Can sustainability survive coronavirus?

Present market volatility is a stark reminder that we can’t always rely on purpose and profit to run in parallel. 

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What does it take to create a new bottom line?

If we want investors to elevate social and environmental returns to the same level as financial returns, we first need to arm them with a metric that demonstrates what exactly success looks like.

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Week in Impact: Alexa, solve the climate crisis

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Week in Impact: The looming cost of stranded assets

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Week in Impact: Discord in Davos?

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The evolution of Larry's letters

Does BlackRock's watershed CEO letter suggest investors and business leaders are finally taking climate risk seriously?

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Week in Impact: BlackRock's stake in the ground

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Impact investment use cases: No one size fits all

What does a typical impact investor look like? As we find out, there’s no such thing.

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Week in Impact: It all hangs on COP 26

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The greenest race in UK history

In a particularly fractured political climate, there's one issue around which the UK electorate has rallied. What might it mean for the country's uncertain future?

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Environmental policy: The UK’s next greatest export?

As the UK grapples with an uncertain future, there's one area in which we can still lead the global debate.

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Week in Impact: Another year, another record

Greenhouse gas concentration poses a threat to Paris agreement targets; China rolls back on renewables and forward on coal; France calls for "urgent" EU ESG rules.

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What can investors learn from Fairtrade?

The impact investment story may be emotive, compelling and engaging, but retail investors need more than just a good story.

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Impact investing's data debacle

Investors have the financial clout, responsibility and impetus to address social and environmental crises such as climate change. But how are they doing it and what hurdles still lie in the way?

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Week in Impact: The empty promise of climate pledges

As evidence emerges that the world's existing climate policies will do little to slow global warming, governments, investors and lenders are urged to act.

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Week in Impact: The green bond bubble

Nowhere is the demand for sustainable finance more evident than in the green bond market, but are there more effective ways to channel finance towards positive environmental - and social - outcomes?

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Week in Impact: Imagining a future without ESG

Another week, another assertion that ESG is completely, absolutely, entirely mainstream. Can that claim weather a recession? And what lies ahead for fossil fuel companies?

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Business as usual in a burning building

A systems-level problem like climate change requires a system-level solution, but so far the financial community has been happy to play at the margins.

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Week in Impact: Winning slowly is still losing

Reversing climate change while managing social dislocation is the 21st Century's supertanker U-turn challenge. It's time to stop relying on technology and markets alone to provide smooth sailing.

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Five takeaways from PRI in Person 2019

This month, we attended PRI in Person: a record gathering of asset managers and owners brought together to review the state of play for sustainable finance. The first of many climate-focused events that punctuated September, we came away with five takeaways and a cautious optimism for the future of responsible investing.

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Week in Impact: Climate Week kicks off

Climate Week has been heralded by a flurry of pledges from companies and financial institutions. What do they amount to? And should investors be doing more?

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Week in Impact: Ready or not

Concern grows that financial institutions aren't prepared for climate change; appetite for sustainable investing is stymied by limited product choice; and credit ratings agencies join the ESG data race.

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Week in Impact: Fossil fuels feel the burn

This week, the gulf widened between US and European approaches to responsible finance, fossil fuel companies ran into controversy, and MSCI acquired data prover Carbon Delta.

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Week in Impact: From greenwashing to greenwishing

This week, asset managers honed in on the impact market, calls emerged for collaborative industry initiatives, and KKR raised $225bn for its impact fund.

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Week in Impact: The Amazon burns; meat feels the heat

This week, the Amazon rainforest fires elicited backlash against the meat industry, while ESG ratings came under fire from researchers and asset managers.

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Week in Impact: The fight to save capitalism

This week, business leaders responded to populism in an unexpected way; the relationship between pensions and climate change came under scrutiny; and Apollo Global Management joined the impact investment race.

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A brief history of responsible investing

This week, we're taking a deep dive into the final frontier of sustainable investing: impact. What came first? Why now? And what obstacles lie ahead?

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The future is sustainable finance

This week, we're taking a deep dive into the final frontier of sustainable investing: impact. What came first? Why now? And what obstacles lie ahead?

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Rethink incentives or get used to greenwashing

For as long as financial returns are the only measure of investment performance, sustainability will remain a marketing tool. But there is one way to move the dial.

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A 3D view of sustainable investing

Asset managers tend to visualise different sustainable investment approaches as distinct points on a spectrum. But is the real picture so straightforward?

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What's in a name? When it comes to sustainable finance, quite a lot

Welcome to the first in our Impact Investing 101 series. Here, we take a deeper dive into what we're really talking about when we talk about impact investing.

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Can you have your purpose and profit too?

It's not impossible for a company to generate financial returns while making a positive social impact. But for a startup seeking funding, holding onto purpose becomes a much harder task.

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Five updates from FundForum 2019

Stephen Barnett, CEO

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Impact investment use cases: No one size fits all

What does a typical impact investor look like? As we find out, there’s no such thing.

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A brief history of responsible investing

This week, we're taking a deep dive into the final frontier of sustainable investing: impact. What came first? Why now? And what obstacles lie ahead?

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The future is sustainable finance

This week, we're taking a deep dive into the final frontier of sustainable investing: impact. What came first? Why now? And what obstacles lie ahead?

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A 3D view of sustainable investing

Asset managers tend to visualise different sustainable investment approaches as distinct points on a spectrum. But is the real picture so straightforward?

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What's in a name? When it comes to sustainable finance, quite a lot

Welcome to the first in our Impact Investing 101 series. Here, we take a deeper dive into what we're really talking about when we talk about impact investing.

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Can sustainability survive coronavirus?

Present market volatility is a stark reminder that we can’t always rely on purpose and profit to run in parallel. 

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What does it take to create a new bottom line?

If we want investors to elevate social and environmental returns to the same level as financial returns, we first need to arm them with a metric that demonstrates what exactly success looks like.

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The evolution of Larry's letters

Does BlackRock's watershed CEO letter suggest investors and business leaders are finally taking climate risk seriously?

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The greenest race in UK history

In a particularly fractured political climate, there's one issue around which the UK electorate has rallied. What might it mean for the country's uncertain future?

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Environmental policy: The UK’s next greatest export?

As the UK grapples with an uncertain future, there's one area in which we can still lead the global debate.

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What can investors learn from Fairtrade?

The impact investment story may be emotive, compelling and engaging, but retail investors need more than just a good story.

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Impact investing's data debacle

Investors have the financial clout, responsibility and impetus to address social and environmental crises such as climate change. But how are they doing it and what hurdles still lie in the way?

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Business as usual in a burning building

A systems-level problem like climate change requires a system-level solution, but so far the financial community has been happy to play at the margins.

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Five takeaways from PRI in Person 2019

This month, we attended PRI in Person: a record gathering of asset managers and owners brought together to review the state of play for sustainable finance. The first of many climate-focused events that punctuated September, we came away with five takeaways and a cautious optimism for the future of responsible investing.

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Rethink incentives or get used to greenwashing

For as long as financial returns are the only measure of investment performance, sustainability will remain a marketing tool. But there is one way to move the dial.

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Can you have your purpose and profit too?

It's not impossible for a company to generate financial returns while making a positive social impact. But for a startup seeking funding, holding onto purpose becomes a much harder task.

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Five updates from FundForum 2019

Stephen Barnett, CEO

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