Thought Leadership


Covid-19 and its impact on UK retirement living developments - Octopus
The retirement community sector is a nascent real estate market, we are at an inflexion point which is seeing more demand and supply.
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Science and investing: addressing the climate imperative - AllianceBernstein
AllianceBernstein's collaboration with Columbia University's Earth Institute aims to bridge the latest climate change research and scientific discovery…
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Is ESG a factor? RBC Global Asset Management
In this paper RBC Global Asset Management review the academic evidence for the existence - or not - of an ‘ESG factor premium’.
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Why are investors interested in renewable energy infrastructure? Octopus
This introductory video to renewables explores why investors are allocating more into the sector.
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RBC Global Asset Management's approach to climate change
RBC Global Asset Management believes integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment process empowers them to enhance…
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How best to approach climate change risk management? - Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Chris Wagstaff considers how asset owners might best approach climate change risk management by adopting a number of non-mutually exclusive mitigating…
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The evolution of active management - RBC Global Asset Management
Addressing the drivers of industry change and proposing a pathway to a more sustainable future.
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Renewable investment strategies in a post-subsidy world - Octopus
How has the withdrawal of government subsidies impacted the renewable energy industry?
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What exactly is climate change risk? - Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Chris Wagstaff considers what climate change risk comprises through the lens of an institutional asset owner.
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A voting season like no other (podcast) - Federated Hermes
With many companies opting for virtual shareholder meetings, how did investors ensure their concerns about climate change, diversity and human rights risks…
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