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All your insights on Responsible Investing (ESG)

Our full back catalogue of articles and useful materials from Architas and our global partners focusing on Responsible Investing (ESG) to aid your investment journey and broaden your knowledge.

Could transparency be the most important enabler...

Article | ESG | 10/09/2021

Sustainability is everywhere. What used to be a niche topic is now part of our day-to-day business and personal discussions.

Building consumer-centric ESG funds

Article | ESG | 26/08/2021

It’s clear that different things matter to different people. And that’s particularly true for environmental, social or governance (ESG) investment strategies. Our research demonstrates that there are certain industries people believe should never be included in an ESG fund.

Responsible spotlight - August 2021

Article | ESG | 13/08/2021

New facts and insights from the world of responsible investing, available to you every month.

Breaking down the E, S and the G – mixing the...

Article | ESG | 11/08/2021

What is ESG? From this simple question comes seemingly unending complexity. 

What’s in a name? Tackling ESG confusion

Article | ESG | 28/07/2021

As the world transitions towards a carbon-free future we have witnessed impressive growth in terms of inflows into ESG funds. However, despite the flurry of new and repackaged funds offered to retail investors, it remains an emerging market in the retail space.

The ethical expectations of end-investors

Article | ESG | 15/07/2021

Our latest research into the views of 11,000 individual investors and prospective investors in 11 markets across Asia and Europe gives us key insight into perceptions and understanding of ESG investing, the motivations behind why people invest, and how investors would like their hard-earning savings to be invested.

Demystifying responsible investing and sustainable...

Article | ESG | 30/06/2021

In recent years, issues around sustainability have become increasingly important for investors and the wider public. To meet this demand, a broad range of investment approaches has emerged, aiming to address these issues in different ways and to varying extents.

Why Emerging Market bond investors can no longer...

Article | ESG | 25/05/2021

Governments everywhere are racing to lock in historically low borrowing costs by issuing ever longer dated debt – in recent years Mexico and Argentina even managed to sell century bonds. 

Partner insight from Pictet Asset Management

The Changing Climate for Sustainable Investment

Article | ESG | 25/05/2021

If the first two decades of the 21st century were about awareness, the next 10 years will be marked by transition. The impact of the changes made over the next decade, in human consumption patterns and how we maintain the planet’s resources, will define our future.

Partner insight from AXA IM.

An investor’s guide to climate change: the simple...

Article | ESG | 18/05/2021

Climate change is real, it is being driven by record and still-rising greenhouse gas emissions and human activity is mostly responsible for it. The impact of global warming is becoming uncomfortably tangible.

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Mega trends everywhere

Article | ESG | 14/05/2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across many sectors, but it has also led to an acceleration in long-term mega trends, linked to technological, demographic and environmental change.

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

The inflation conundrum

Article | ESG | 13/05/2021

Inflation fears are rumbling through financial markets again.

Partner insight from Pictet Asset Management

Why you shouldn’t try to time the top of the...

Article | ESG | 06/05/2021

At the end of March, the S&P 500 index of US large companies was valued at 34 times its earnings over the past 12 months.

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Can sustainable investing really save the world?

Article | ESG | 22/04/2021

From where we were to where we stand…can sustainable investing really save the world?

From where we were to where we stand…can sustainable investing really save the world?

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

Why the going is about to get tougher for...

Article | ESG | 15/04/2021

2020 was an extraordinary year for climate change action. Public opinion, governments, businesses and financial markets all had major shifts in their appreciation of the urgent need to address the climate crisis. 

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Responsible Spotlight - April 2021

Article | ESG | 15/04/2021

New facts and insights from the world of responsible investing, available to you every month.

Smart data centres: a green real estate...

Article | ESG | 08/04/2021

The expansion of the digital economy is fuelling demand for data centres, but also raising concerns about their energy use. The solution to this problem comes in the form of an attractive green real estate investment. 

Partner insight from Pictet Asset Management

New Asian century: post-pandemic opportunity

Article | ESG | 24/03/2021

A year after the Covid-19 outbreak triggered widespread social and economic upheaval, Asia is emerging out of the crisis stronger and with greater influence on the world stage, pulling the globe’s economic centre of gravity steadily to the East.

Partner insight from Pictet Asset Management

Bond investors and sustainability: is it all...

Article | ESG | 24/03/2021

In 2020, the global issuance of green bonds alone totalled $226 billion as governments and companies sought finance for planet-friendly initiatives, Bloomberg has revealed. That’s compared to about $40 billion at the end of 2015.

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Are digital currencies the future of money?

Article | ESG | 22/03/2021

As technology and finance grow increasingly intertwined, how will new forms of money shake up the global economy? And what opportunities will they create along the way? 

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

What investors can learn from Bill Gates’ climate...

Article | ESG | 19/03/2021

When one of the world’s wealthiest individuals writes a book on avoiding climate disaster – and suggests changes we all need to make to our lifestyles – it is easy to be cynical.

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Blended finance: Finding the right mix of public...

Article | ESG | 12/03/2021

A blend of public and private money has certainly achieved a wealth of success in the past. In the US, the combination of public and private investment enabled many of the early infrastructure projects to be realised. 

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

Responsible Spotlight - March 2021

Article | ESG | 11/03/2021

New facts and insights from the world of responsible investing, available to you every month.

Climate impact: think beyond stocks

Article | ESG | 10/03/2021

As attention increases for investors to take action on climate change, bondholders are taking active steps to influence issuers, while pension funds have the investment scale to meaningfully drive ESG progress.

Partner insight from BlueBay Asset Management

Can China really become carbon net zero by 2060?

Article | ESG | 10/03/2021

Is China serious about decarbonising? And how does a country that consumes more coal that the rest of the world combined get to carbon neutrality?

Partner insight from Schroders Investment Management

Responsible investing under a Biden presidency

Article | ESG | 24/02/2021

On 20 January, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. Here we look at Biden’s plans in areas such as climate change and green infrastructure, and consider what these could mean for responsible investing.

Natixis IM - Connecting 5G hype with ESG reality

Article | ESG | 11/02/2021

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

Natixis IM - Healthcare Comes to the Fore

Article | ESG | 19/01/2021

In December 2020, we asked our experts for their predictions on the five key questions the global economy faces as we enter the second year of the pandemic.

Partner insight from Natixis Investment Managers

Spotlight on… greenwashing

Article | ESG | 15/01/2021

In recent years there has been growing interest in responsible investing, where environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are analysed during the investment process. But as this approach has become more popular, a new risk has emerged for investors. It is called greenwashing. Here we find out what greenwashing is and how to avoid it.

Investing sustainably - sacrifice returns?

Article | ESG | 15/01/2021

In the past, there has been a common perception that investing sustainably, or in other words, investing in companies contributing to a sustainable future means sacrificing returns. But research has shown that this isn’t necessarily the case and, in fact, in certain market conditions, sustainable investments have been more likely to outperform the wider markets.

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