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March 26, 2018

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

The term “impact investing” celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017, a year where it seemed every other investment house launched a new fund offering to tap into the trend. But what does it really take to be an impact investor? And is the term being thrown around too loosely? Alexandra Newlove speaks to those active in the sector 

July 8, 2014

Exploring the polar regions has long been an enticing challenge for those with the wealth to get there, but climate change means many are rushing to tick it off their bucket lists sooner rather than later

August 28, 2012

It’s getting hard to avoid noticing the impact of climate change, but mankind (true to form) is trying its best to do so.

It’s getting hard to avoid noticing the impact of climate change, but mankind (true to form) is trying its best to do so.

The threat, which mainly results through emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, is absent from the US presidential debate. Republicans call it a hoax. The Democrats have other priorities.

The UK coalition government is close to reversing a pledge to oppose a third runway at Heathrow Airport, once a plank for its green credentials.

Why the lack of interest?

November 1, 2008

Climate change has been a hot topic in recent years with governments around the globe promising action. Mike Scott takes a look at what the threat of climate change means to family businesses and how to mitigate the risks it presents

Everyone is currently focused on the financial crisis, but that does not mean that other issues have gone away. When the markets settle down, the issue of climate change will still be there at the top of the agenda.

The arguments are familiar to most people – man-made emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are warming the atmosphere and causing changes to the climate. The emissions, if left to continue at current rates, will have enormous consequences on everything from rainfall patterns and crop yields to the spread of diseases.

August 22, 2008

Investors who have been lobbying for some of the US' largest companies to go green are celebrating after a record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed during the 2008 proxy season.

Investors who have been lobbying for some of the US' largest companies to go green are celebrating after a record 57 climate-related shareholder resolutions were filed during the 2008 proxy season – nearly half of which were withdrawn after the companies agreed to action their climate-related commitments.

Prevalent among these companies was family-owned Ford, which becomes the first US auto company to provide a detailed plan of how it plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its new vehicle fleet by at least 30% over the next 12 years.

May 1, 2008

Climate change is a subject that is never far from the headlines. But when it comes to green investing, what are the options? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Alternative Investment Conference in Monaco to find out

Climate change is a subject that is never far from the headlines. But when it comes to green investing, what are the options? Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Alternative Investment Conference in Monaco to find out

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