Knowledge and Insight - Environment

Climate-aligned investing

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.

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Eliminating plastic pollution and moving towards a circular economy

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.

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Rathbone Greenbank Review Investor Day 2019

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.

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Rewilding our world

Rathbone Greenbank is delighted to partner with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, whose latest strategy, Rewild Our World, represents an ambitious commitment to getting nature back on track in the face of “a planet under pressure”

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Land use and its link to climate change

Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on the relationship between climate change and humanity’s use – or, more accurately, misuse – of our planet’s land.

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