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Diluted Disclosures

“We don't have a sustainability strategy that sits separate from our business strategy, they go hand in hand.” These were the words of Patrick K. Decker, President, CEO & Director of Xylem Inc, speaking during their Q2 earnings conference call on the 1st August...

Short & Distort

Forget “pump & dump”… boiler rooms of dodgy salesmen convincing poor retail clients that a stock is going to the moon is soo 1980s. This decade is all about “FAKE NEWS” … and as we know, fake news is much more effective when it’s bad, very bad, maybe the worst...

Nothing new under the sun

Every single second, the sun furnishes the earth with more than six thousand times the energy produced by all our power plants, engines, factories, furnaces and fires combined! And as far back as 2000 years ago, Chinese architects were aligning windows and doors with...

Soapbox Speaks: Amplifon podcast

In the latest Soapbox Speaks podcast, Craig Bonthron meets Enrico Vita, the Chief Executive the world’s largest hearing aid supplier. Since joining Amplifon 5 years ago, Enrico has taken on the challenge of running the business while also meeting sustainability...

Dark patterns: Abuse of power is a strategic mistake

Have you ever found that perfect hotel for your holiday online, only to click on it and find out you MUST BOOK NOW as they only have 2 rooms left? Of course you have- we’ve all been there. Consumer products and media companies are well aware of human psychological...

Soapbox interview: Technogym

In a world where people are becoming increasingly conscious of their health, diet and fitness, they also seem to be ever more willing to pay top dollar for the equipment they use to keep in shape. And as technology advances the desire to have the best equipment grows....

The Soapbox Summer Reading List

The holidays are upon us and if you have school-aged kids like us (except Euan who goes when it’s cheap) you will be travelling soon - at peak cost.  But this might cheer you up! We know that you are all sustainable investing geeks like ourselves, so we have compiled...

Soapbox Speaks: Hotel Chocolat podcast

This first in a series of podcasts gives us the opportunity to talk to Angus Thirwell the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Hotel Chocolat. He discusses the importance of sustainability in their business, and how it is put into practice from the picking of cocoa beans...

Is the world facing a cooling crisis?!

Okay, I know what you’re thinking- this is counterintuitive given the record-breaking temperatures recorded last week in France, or this research from NASA which practically suggests the world is on fire: Source: https://data.giss.nasa.gov Then you have the WHO...

Tipping points

As we mentioned in last week's Soapbox, the direction of travel of greenhouse gas emissions is far from good - even BP agree! Which means that the longer governments delay, the more forceful and urgent the policy response needs to be. In her last hurrah as PM, Theresa...

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