Supplements»ESG Report Winter 2020

Romil_PatelThe world came to an abrupt halt in 2020 as Covid-19 punctured every facet of life, disrupting the movement of people, goods and services and prompting wider questions around sustainability.

Lights2020 was the year the Earth stood still. The pandemic saw life as we know it grind to a halt as countries sought to contain Covid-19, plunging the global economy into the deepest recession in nearly a century, writes Romil Patel.

Jane_FirthJane Firth, head of responsible investment at Border to Coast Pension Partnership, talks to Romil Patel about the benefits of collaboration, an evolution in the dialogue around systemic risks and why the next decade is pivotal to addressing climate change and biodiversity loss.

ESG roundtable Winter 2020Asset owners, managers and consultants examine the use of intelligence to pursue ESG, climate and financial goals at the same time, intermediary targets as a vehicle to meeting long-term goals and diversity in all its forms. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hannah_SimonsEnvironmental, social and governance investment issues are more important to investors than ever. Schroders’ Head of Sustainability Strategy, Hannah Simons, explains the evolution of the company’s approach and how it is using technology to provide transparency around the impact of investments across its entire range of products and solutions.

MeadowMuch has been made of the need for responsible investment to climb up the corporate agenda – and rightly so, says David Russell, head of responsible investment at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Guillaume_MascattoImpact investing is a small but rapidly growing subset of the ESG universe. Although there are many different definitions of impact investing, at American Century Investments, we believe it starts with a company’s culture and investment philosophy.

WaterThe investment case for water can be hard to understand – or can even arouse ill feeling, writes Fiona Rintoul.


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