The collapse of the Rana Plaza on the 24th April in Bangladesh has once again focused attention on poor working conditions in the factories that supply garments.
Environmental problems in China are increasingly getting to a point where the sacrifice for its rapid economic growth becomes unbearable. The problems range across the full spectrum, including the legendary smog, which includes dangerous particle matter, carbon emissions, and other dangerous pollutants, such as Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide.
The arrival of mobile payments, which is essentially the ability to use your phone as a wallet, is having a big impact on many sectors, and is throwing up some interesting investment opportunities. The IT research company, Gartner, project global mobile transaction growth to average 42 percent per year between 2011 and 2016 and estimate a market worth $617 billion with 448 million users by 2016.
Each year the fund management industry gets together to salute their heroes at the Royal Albert Hall. It is always a very well attended event and this year is the 18th Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards with six funds from Worldwise Investor having been nominated. In 2010 Robin Hepworth won an award for the Ecclesiastical Amity International fund and this year we feel that Gabriel Micheli and Christoph Butz from the Pictet Timber fund may have the best...
Below we highlight ten companies which demonstrate the Sustainable Future investment philosophy in practice and where they sit within our sustainability matrix.*
Environmental economists have long recognised that great failing of our current economic system is that natural resources are rarely assigned any value. There has been no cost associated with overfishing; wetlands and forests can be depleted without impacting GDP; and there is no cost to using our atmosphere as a CO2dump.
Have your say on key sustainability issues. Alliance Trust Investments has launched an SRI hub; an industry meeting point to discuss everything from stock ideas to climate change and the Retail Distribution Review.
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The soft closure of the two First State Funds does not mean they are completely closed to new...
The Multi-Asset approach seems to be a sensibel approach.
Our view is that multi-asset investing is a very different discipline to long-only equity (which is...
Has the same sort of definition slipping also happened to Jupiter Ecology? I hope not.
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