The investor voice is a powerful means to influence and direct the ways in which companies are run. Taking an active approach to our share ownership of companies is part of the Greenbank service and complements our investment analysis. It is a vital expression of our role as stewards of our clients’ assets to advocate for lasting change with the companies in which we invest.
Engagement forms a key part of Greenbank’s approach to responsible investment in the following ways:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation release a new report on ‘The Circular Economy Solution to Plastic Pollution’
Rathbone Greenbank Investments is pleased to have been a New Plastics Global Commitment signatory since October 2018, supporting the work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with their aim to accelerate the move towards a circular economy and calling for urgent change in the production and use of plastic.
The emissions gap
Each year, the United Nations Environment Programme reports the gap between where global greenhouse gas emissions are and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Climate change continues to be a core issue for Greenbank. COP261 will be hosted in the UK in 2021 and is set to be a landmark gathering. It will provide the first opportunity for countries' nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to be reviewed and strengthened since the Paris Agreement was reached at COP21 in 2015.
What are the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)?
We are delighted to present our Vision with Values.
We are proud of the pioneering role our team has played, not only in developing a leading ethical, sustainable and impact investment service but also in driving improvements in the management of environmental, social and governance risks through our company engagement.
Dealing with the economic and social aftermath of the crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic will present formidable challenges. But it will also offer opportunities to reassess how we have approached resolving some of the most pressing issues of our time.
The Montréal Carbon Pledge encourages investors to monitor, disclose and reduce the carbon footprint associated with their investment portfolios.
On Thursday 26 March, Rathbone Greenbank’s senior ethical, sustainable and impact researcher, Sophie Lawrence, participated as a strategy thought partner in Ashoka’s Climate Change Globalizer Summit. The summit was designed to support 12 international Ashoka Fellows working on diverse solutions to climate change and sustainability issues.