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Zero hours work: facing the ethical challenge

How ethical investors can show leadership by promoting a corporate social conscience. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of…

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Zeroing in on ethical working contracts

COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of millions of UK workers employed on zero-hours contracts. For them, self-isolation means a sudden…

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Ethical investing and the plastics pollution plague

The popular BBC One television series Blue Planet II typifies media coverage drawing attention to the environmental damage caused by…

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Climate Liability: Time to Settle up?

Environmentally focused investors often consider climate risks. However, potential liabilities for extreme weather event damages caused by carbon-intensive sector emissions…

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Investment portfolio stress-testing

Recent events have demonstrated to advisers, clients, and wealth managers that risk remains ever-present. Beyond the challenges and implications of…

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The price of conscience: analysing ethical out-performance

Introduction Earlier articles asked why ethical investment matters [1], introduced sustainable (environmental, social and governance, or ESG) investing [2]; or…

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Global Warming and Extreme Weather Investment Risks

Environmentally focused investors often consider climate risks; however, potential liabilities for damages from extreme weather events due to emissions from…

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Engagement needs to be supported with a “Credible Threat”of divestment

Managers must use ‘credible threat’ of divestment to engage boards. In a world of climate crisis, proper engagement and divestment…

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Ethical investing and performance: the price of conscience

How might ethical investments compare with conventional counterparts? Could they tend to underperform? Particularly as ‘ethical’ or ‘green’ labels might…

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The Rules of Engagement

Quintin Rayer offers tips for ethical investors that want to strengthen their engagement with companies. Ethical and sustainable investors focus…

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