Adapting to the challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Rathbone Greenbank hosted its 23rd annual Investor Day online for the first time.
This event is now available to watch on demand.
Rathbone Greenbank interviewed Professor Miles Richardson of the University of Derby, who established the Nature Connectedness Research Group (NCRG) in 2013 to explore how relationships between people and the natural world could be improved for the benefit of both.
Greenbank specialises in creating bespoke portfolios for private clients, trusts and charities without restricting them to a ‘one size fits all’ solution that may not fully meet both their financial aims and their ethical, ESG or impact requirements.
Greenbank is able to magnify its positive impact through partnering with many different members of the responsible investment community.
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.