A growing number of people are questioning how their pensions and other savings are invested.
We explore what it means to invest responsibly in our rapidly changing world, we make the case for a responsible recovery – building back better from COVID-19.
Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund manager David Harrison discusses the rise of renewable energy and how it is making a more sustainable world.
During David’s trip to the US, he found a country where responsible capitalism has truly taken off, where people are much more aware of the social and environmental costs of doing business. Much like other parts of the world, investing along environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles is clearly ascendant in the US.
Sustainable investing is no longer as obvious as buying stocks in windfarms or building insulation manufacturers. Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund manager David Harrison explains how technology companies have become some of the biggest drivers towards a more sustainable world.
Fake meat is just a headline-grabbing focal point for real ethical changes in the US. In the first of three chapters, Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund manager David Harrison explains why responsible capitalism is ascendant in America.
Since pulling out of the global financial crisis, markets have been on one of the longest bull runs in history. Yet as wages stagnate, productivity slumps and living standards drop, large swathes of people in Western democracies feel left behind. Many of them are losing trust in capitalism itself.
It’s the middle of the 18th century and you are standing in a forest in what we now call Germany. There are elm and beech and alder and spruce and a cornucopia of mosses, lichens, shrubs, flowers and ferns. A mixed choir of birds fills the canopy with tumbling descants, while rabbits, frogs, slowworms and innumerable invertebrates dance below. Two children gather mushrooms from the thick forest floor while their mother collects kindling for the bread oven; their two domestic pigs forage for roots.
Stewardship director Matt Crossman explains how the idea of a responsible capitalism — where firms exist for the wider benefit of society — is nothing new.