Thought Leadership


5G and sustainability - WHEB
2019 is the year that mobile networks will start to install 5G infrastructure in earnest. 5G represents a quantum leap in the performance of mobile networks…
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COP24 - are today’s climate change efforts enough to achieve our 2030 green target? AXA Investment Managers
COP24 highlights that escalating climate risk can only be addressed by substantially greater efforts and rapid collective action.
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Cutting costs in healthcare - WHEB
In the developed world, the critical issue is keeping old bodies healthy cheaply. Life expectancy is already long. Instead, as those bodies age, they pick…
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ESG fixed income engagement report - developed markets corporate credit - Neuberger Berman
This report summarises Neuberger Berman's ESG engagement efforts including an overview of their engagement process, key themes and observations, data summarising…
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ESG that spans portfolios - Neuberger Berman
It’s increasingly feasible to measure and manage the “impact” of investments across asset classes - whether in seeking to improve financial performance…
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Real excitement about synthetic biology - Baillie Gifford
Kirsty Gibson, Investment Manager at Baillie Gifford, writes about synthetic biology, which is still in its infancy but could have exciting applications…
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Trade Finance - The Rise of an Asset Class - Qbera Capital
The role of global trade finance in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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The rise of impact investing - Aberdeen Standard Investments
Attempts to reduce the harmful impact of human existence on the environment are not new. But it is only relatively recently that the political and social…
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Populism will change corporate purpose for good - Fidelity International
Populist movements will force companies to rethink their purpose over the next decade. For that change to be meaningful, stakeholders will have to work…
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ESG for emerging market debt: towards best practice - Neuberger Berman
This article highlights key observations about best practice in integrating ESG into emerging markets debt strategies, and particularly corporate bond…
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