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.
We interviewed Darren Moorcroft, chief executive of the Woodland Trust, asking him questions ranging from how the Woodland Trust is helping to address the issues around climate change, to the role business can play in protecting woodland ecosystems in the UK.
Rathbone Greenbank was delighted to support the 2019 Durrell Lecture, held on 21 November 2019 at the Royal Institution in London. This year’s theme was ‘Rewilding Forests’ and included both the ecological importance of forests as well as the positive impact they have on our physical and mental well-being.
Over 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide, including in various forms of child, trafficked or forced labour.
Twelve months after the launch of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme, has published its first annual progress report.
It provides an unprecedented level of transparency on how almost 200 businesses and governments are changing and reducing their plastic production and use.
At our event this year, on the theme of the ‘circular economy’, our expert speakers offered their insight into the scale of the problem represented by the current ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, while sharing their thoughts on how a shift away from a linear economy is possible.
We are witnessing a step change in public attitudes towards sustainability and the environment. There is a growing awareness of the need for us all to take personal responsibility for the preservation of our world, and of the urgency with which we must act.
Following our 2019 Investor Day, we asked members of the Rathbone Greenbank team to share their views on what we, as consumers and citizens, can do to promote a more circular economy.