Despite the obvious challenges of the past 18 months, the Rathbone Greenbank team has been through an exciting and rapid phase of evolution, welcoming many additional colleagues as we further develop our ethical, sustainable and impact proposition and enhance our ability to meet the needs of all our clients.
“Our economies, livelihoods and wellbeing all depend on our most precious asset: Nature.” - The Dasgupta Review.
The past year has brought many social and humanitarian issues to the forefront - be it equal access to healthcare, the Black Lives Matter movement, or the ongoing migrant crisis.
A coalition of investors and NGOs (non-governmental organisations), led by Rathbone Greenbank Investments (Greenbank), recently wrote to the UK government urging it to demonstrate clear leadership and ambition in its response to the National Food Strategy’s recommendations for promoting a healthier and more sustainable food system in the UK.
Nick Robins, professor in practice, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, LSE, details the background and importance of a just transition, explaining the need for significant technological, social and economic transformations to build a sustainable net zero economy.
Kingsmill Bond, energy strategist, Carbon Tracker, reflects on the revolutions underway in renewable energy, and how he believes the energy transition will be the most important driver of financial markets and geopolitics in the modern era.
Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, clarifies how investment and investor action are both key drivers for achieving global climate and development goals, and how investment in people and communities must be at the heart of this.
Rachel McEwen, chief sustainability officer at SSE, describes how SSE are putting workers and communities at the heart of their net zero strategy, and gives an update on the work of the Scottish government’s Just Transition Commission.
Nicola Day, deputy head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments, explains the current transitions underway in the economy, and how Greenbank’s current research processes, framed by our sustainable development themes reduce risk, enhance human capital and lead to investments which will help deliver a more equitable future.