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Does Sustainable Growth Drive You Crazy?

“Being right means being non-consensus at the time of investment. In sort of practical terms, non-consensus translates to crazy”  Alex Danco - Scarcity, Abundance and Bubbles [Invest like the Best, Episode 121] Show the average investor the chart above, and there’s a...

Can ESG help you spot an impending bankruptcy?

Environmental, social and governance factors are no doubt important considerations when analysing a business. But I expect that many would say that when it comes to a business going bankrupt, that’s all down to the cold, hard numbers. While that may be true,...

Electric Dreams

This is an important moment for Volkswagen’s e-mobility drive. Emerging from the wake of the diesel scandal and under pressure to meet stricter EU emissions regulations, the company has an ambition to sell as many as 3 million electric vehicles per year by 2025. To...

When will Green be the New Black?

Plastic bag charges, vegan diets, electric cars and re-usable cups. Environmental issues are certainly en vogue. Eco-movements have sprung up to challenge the environmental impact of certain industries and whether they want to or not, companies are now competing to...

Saintly Central Bankers

The legal mandates of central banks (CB) typically include responsibility for price stability, financial stability and the safety and soundness of financial institutions (e.g. our banks and insurers). So they’re effectively tasked with scanning the horizon to identify...

The power of perception: The sustainability survey results

“So much advantage in life comes from being willing to look like an idiot over the short-term” [a guy I follow on twitter] I’ve got a confession to make.. well two actually. Firstly, I’m biased. I have a vested interest in the Kames Global Sustainable Equity strategy...

Is Hydrogen about to join the EV party?

It’s fair to say hydrogen vehicles have been slow to catch on… but why? In part because of Toyota- until recently they held all the fuel cell patents, which made it very difficult for anyone else wanting to produce a fuel cell vehicle. But let’s not be too tough on...

“Cel-E-brate Green Times, Come on!”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!Later this month we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Ethical Equity Fund. And what a 30 years it’s been.There’s been major nail-biting moments in the financial world, but there’s also been a lot of positive progression, with finance as well...

Supply chains: Materiality materializing

‘Supply chain’. You might think you’re safe to assume that this phrase implies a direct link between a company and its suppliers. However, in reality, supply chains are more like a network of waterways, with thousands of tiny tributaries converging into large rivers...

If it’s broken why aren’t we fixing it?

5th November 2015- A tailings dam burst at vale/BHP’s Samarco mine on Brazil, killing 19 people and polluting miles of Brazil’s waterways. 25th January 2019- A tailings dam at Vale's Córrego do Feijão mine collapsed, killing hundreds of people. 21st February 2019-...

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