world in transition.

navigating the transition to a sustainable world.

Europe's Action Plan for sustainable finance

Europe's Action Plan for sustainable finance

In conversation with Maarten Vleeschhouwer 

Maarten is a Policy Officer at the European Commission (EC), and is focused on implementing the EC action plan on sustainable finance. In this Q&A, Maarten gives an update on the action plan, and explains how the EU is working to incentivise and channel private sector investment into green and sustainable development.

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ESG integration for passive portfolios

ESG integration for passive portfolios

Sustainability is a matter of growing importance and it is an issue which is likely to shape markets for years to come. Consequently, it is a concept that we believe needs to be integrated in a holistic manner across the whole portfolio, including when it comes to passively-managed strategies.

In this Q&A, Head of Institutional Sales for Switzerland, Charles Morel, explains how we improve the sustainability of a passive portfolio through our low tracking-error approach.

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Sustainable investing: a real opportunity for investors

Sustainable investing: a real opportunity for investors

The transition to a more sustainable economic model will create boundless opportunities for forward-thinking companies to gain market share and prosper, while also creating completely new business models.

Our job, as asset managers, is to help our clients navigate this transition - to capture the opportunities and avoid the risks.

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The cost of air pollution

The cost of air pollution

Governments worldwide have put in place substantial measures aimed at curbing toxic emissions. The ramifications of the matter are not necessarily well understood or properly priced-in, presenting a number of investment opportunities.

A regulatory crackdown on the root causes of air pollution will inevitably create winners and losers.

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The future is digital

The future is digital

Digitalisation has had a tremendous impact on our world and continues to reshape every conceivable aspect of our social and economic norms. This has important implications for the vast majority of companies across all sectors. 

In our view, the investment process needs to reflect this rapid evolution, which is still in its early days.

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The path of renewable energy

The path of renewable energy

The growth of renewable and low carbon energy is an important means of mitigating climate change. However, massive flows of finance are needed to accelerate renewable energy investments.

While there is much to be positive about, it is also evident that there is a long way to go on the path to renewable energy.

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Big Data is a big deal

Big Data is a big deal

Big Data is a relatively new and exciting development that has the potential to re-shape the investing landscape. Although Big Data has become a common discussion topic, the actual practices and specific challenges behind it largely remain a mystery.

Here, we discuss the factors driving growth in Big Data, examine investment use cases, and outline key criteria for success.

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Plastic wrap

Plastic wrap

Plastic has become a ubiquitous material thanks to its amazing properties. The popularity and prevalence of plastic is down to its resilience and affordability.

Due to its detrimental impact on both the environment and health, however, governments and regulators are starting to take action.

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Reap what you sow

Reap what you sow

The agricultural sector faces challenges in terms of its existing practices, and disruption from new regulation and technologies. The world is on the brink of the next agricultural revolution.

The global population is expected to rise from 7.8 billion in 2018 to 10.2 billion by 2060.

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The rise of the millennials and Generation Z

The rise of the millennials and Generation Z

Younger consumers prioritise brands which have incorporated sustainability into their business models. Their collective spending power should be another strong motivator for brands.

Millennials – those born between 1981 and 1994 – and members of Generation Z – those born between 1995 and 2009 – value sustainability. 

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