How to harness and preserve natural capital – the LOIM way

How to harness and preserve natural capital – the LOIM way

From the food we eat to the air we breathe, nature is at the heart of our lives and the economy. More than 50% of global GDP is moderately or heavily dependent on nature – but businesses involved in activities including deforestation and ecosystems conversion undermine the biodiversity vital to human health and economic prosperity, while also reinforcing climate change.

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In bloom: the 1st year of LO Funds-Natural Capital

In bloom: the 1st year of LO Funds-Natural Capital

Some beginnings are worth recounting – in life and in investment. The first year of our Natural Capital fund is one of them. Launched in November 2020, the fund is beginning to bloom.

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Forest Investor Club: investing in nature on the way to net zero

Forest Investor Club: investing in nature on the way to net zero

Forests are prominent on the COP26 agenda for a good reason: this natural resource can provide 30% of the emission-reductions needed by 2030, but receive only 3% of climate finance.

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Why should you invest in natural capital?

Why should you invest in natural capital?

It’s time to take a hard look at how our current wasteful economic model is harming mother nature and reinforcing climate change.

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rethink sustainability.

Can COP15 deliver a Paris Agreement for biodiversity?

The world may be laser-focused on the much awaited climate change conference, COP26, beginning in Glasgow later this month, but there is another key UN biodiversity conference called the COP15 that deserves equal investor attention as it kicks off today. Here is quick 3-step guide to help you get up to speed.

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Turning the tide on plastics

Turning the tide on plastics

Plastic pollution has become an imminent threat to natural capital, putting biodiversity in danger and putting pressure on the long-term health and stability of natural systems and the global economy. This represents a major sustainability challenge that requires stringent and coordinated action at multiple levels of industrial and human activity.

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Harnessing the power of nature to reduce food waste in the circular bio-economy

Harnessing the power of nature to reduce food waste in the circular bio-economy

Losses due to food waste amount to over $1 trillion a year. We believe this presents one of the largest investment opportunities that makes up the Natural Capital theme.

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Repair it, don’t throw it away

Repair it, don’t throw it away

The UK is joining a growing number of European Union nations and US states with a ‘right to repair’ law, in a bid to address planned obsolescence and electronic waste. What opportunities does this present for investors?  

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Farming 2.0

Farming 2.0

Farming relies on natural capital – the earth’s natural resources – to a greater extent than most other businesses. This is why the development and implementation of smart farming techniques is so integral to the advancement of the CLIC™ economy, and also constitutes an important part of our Natural Capital strategy.

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Natural Capital

What is Natural Capital ?

Nature is our most productive asset. However, our linear take-make-waste economic model depends on the extraction of vast amounts of natural capital, meaning that our relationship with nature has grown increasingly unsustainable. To preserve economic growth, we must put nature at the heart of our economy.

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Leveraging the regenerative power of nature

Leveraging the regenerative power of nature

In this on-demand webinar, our team shared their views on the market-leading trends which are currently shaping our central investment decisions.

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Investing in Nature: the true engine of our economy

Investing in Nature: the true engine of our economy

Nature is our most productive asset. More than 50% of our global GDP depends on Nature across multiple sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, industrials, tourism and reals estate. Our take-make-waste economic model cannot support ongoing population growth and is dangerously depleting this most productive asset, despite its regenerative nature. 

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The butterfly economy and its investment potential

The butterfly economy and its investment potential

The importance of Natural Capital within the circular economy creates a ‘powerful force’.

Portfolio Manager, Alina Donets discuss' this theme and why it is a long-term investment opportunity.

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The butterfly effect: harnessing and preserving the power of nature

The butterfly effect: harnessing and preserving the power of nature

Nature is our most productive asset – all types of industry and sectors rely on nature – yet it has been completely mismanaged and under-appreciated. 

In this video, we talk about the importance of natural capital and why it presents a significant investment opportunity.

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Building an economy in harmony with nature

Building an economy in harmony with nature

With the impending climate and biodiversity catastrophe, the investment community has an opportunity to restore balance in the natural world. Learn more about how our Natural Capital investment strategy is working hand in hand with His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales’s Sustainable Markets Initiative and the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance to support the transition to a more sustainable economy.

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Investing in the most fundamental building block of our economy: Natural Capital

Investing in the most fundamental building block of our economy: Natural Capital

The economy today has run wild and our relationship with nature has grown increasingly unsustainable. At Lombard Odier, we believe that we must transition from a wasteful, idle, lopsided and dirty economy to one that is more Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean (CLIC™) economy. And to do so, we must begin by rethinking our approach to natural capital.

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Investing in zero-waste

Investing in zero-waste

Today’s linear, take-make-waste economy fails to protect nature’s precious biodiversity. This means we miss out on many opportunities, including the residual value that the re-use of finished products might deliver, and the value of components and materials contained in discarded waste. At Lombard Odier, we believe analysing the challenge of zero waste, as part of the transition required to a CLIC™ (Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean) economy, can help us identify investable opportunities across multiple industries.

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The resource efficiency revolution

The resource efficiency revolution

Resource efficiency is the epitome of “doing more with less” and of “working smarter, not harder”. At Lombard Odier, we believe the need to improve resource efficiency highlights how a better use of materials, better processes and a focus on longer-lived products can not only streamline material requirements, but also lead to attractive investment opportunities. 

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Climate is at the heart of Biden’s agenda

Climate is at the heart of Biden’s agenda

With a new US president who has put climate at the heart of his election agenda, we should expect to see an increase in investment towards green technologies and infrastructure from the US too. Biden announced his climate crisis plan back in July. 

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rethink sustainability.

rethink sustainability.

Discover our dynamic, content-rich rethink sustainability hub, which contains our up-to-date strategy, white papers and interactive content. Read our latest sustainability news articles, thought leadership from our experts and engage with our data dashboard.  

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