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July 2021

Andrea Carzana & Natalia Luna

Portfolio Manager & Senior Thematic Investment Analyst, Responsible Investment

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Read time - 5 min
July 2021

Andrea Carzana & Natalia Luna

Portfolio Manager & Senior Thematic Investment Analyst, Responsible Investment

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Read time - 5 min

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20 July 2021

Andrea Carzana & Natalia Luna

Portfolio Manager & Senior Thematic Investment Analyst, Responsible Investment

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Read time - 5 min
20 July 2021

Daisuke Nomoto

Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities

Japan: Olympic host’s equity market is uniquely positioned

With the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place later this month, all eyes will be on Japan this summer.
Read time - 5 min
2 July 2021

Paul DiGiacomo

Head of Equity Research

Covid-19 index: when might life return to ‘normal’? – July 2021

With more countries attempting to return to normality following the coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring US economic activity as a bellweather for global recovery.
Read time - 3 min
25 June 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly - Q1 2021

View the RI team's report from the first quarter of 2021.
Read time - 15 min
18 June 2021

Stuart Jarvis

Investment Solutions Quantitative Research Director

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions

Kavit Tolia

Investment Solutions Senior Quantitative Analyst

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
Read time - 5 min
17 June 2021

Pauline Grange

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Fashion eyes sustainability via the circular economy

The textiles industry is one of the most pollutive in the world, emitting more CO2 than aviation and shipping combined. But a leading sports firm is showing one way the sector can embrace radical change
Read time - 4 min
17 June 2021

Alex Lee

Portfolio Manager

Japan’s software revolution is making up for lost time

Despite being a global hardware leader, Japan is behind the curve on software. However, the use of software solutions by companies is at last picking up pace
Read time - 4 min
15 June 2021

Pauline Grange & Jess Williams

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities & Portfolio Analyst, Responsible Investment

Global Sustainable Outcomes - News & Views Q1 2021

This issue looks at inflation and the growing conversation around it as it begins to rise across the world, and looks at sustainability within fashion using a visit to London’s flagship Adidas store to look at how brands are tackling the industry’s carbon footprint.
Read time - 12 min
8 June 2021

Ingrid Edmund

Senior Portfolio Manager

Ben Kelly

Senior Thematic Analyst

Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

Environmental, social and governance investing has received huge policy support, particularly in Europe where the build out of green infrastructure has been impressive. We look at four major investment themes this presents.
Read time - 7 min
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