Insight

Investor Day 2018 - Jo Andrews

Jo Andrews, co-founder and director of social impact, Equileap, reflects on the positive economic change which is expected to result from increased gender diversity and equality in every level of the workplace.

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Investor Day 2018 - Brhmie Balaram

Brhmie Balaram, senior researcher, economy, enterprise and manufacturing, RSA, reflects on the findings of the RSA report, Thriving, striving or just about surviving?  An independent review of modern working practices published in January 2018.

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Investor Day 2018 - Kate Elliot

Kate Elliot, senior ethical researcher, Rathbone Greenbank, explains how the team is continuing its 20-year history of assessing, researching and encouraging improvement in employment practices.

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Saving the planet from plastic

The environmental damage that plastic waste causes has become a global problem. Steps to address the issue are now being taken worldwide, with a reduction in non-biodegradable plastics a key goal. But how close is science to offering us viable solutions? 

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Investor Day 2018 - Graham Griffiths

Graham Griffiths, head of partnerships and operations, Living Wage Foundation, explains the importance of companies committing to the living wage.  By adopting evolving regional rates, that track and match a continual assessment of workers’ financial commitments and needs.

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Investor Day 2018 - James Coldwell

James Coldwell, investor engagement officer, ShareAction, discusses the Workforce Disclosure Initiative, an investor-backed programme to increase transparency and improve practices in global workforces.

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Rathbone Greenbank Review Investor Day 2018

The theme of this year’s Investor Day event — ‘good work’ — has long been an area of focus for members of the Rathbone Greenbank team, which produced a report on the state of family-friendly working practices in the UK as long ago as 1998. This surveyed over half of the companies in the FTSE 100 at the time to gauge their position on a variety of issues, including women in management, flexible working, maternity schemes and childcare provision, and work-related stress.
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Liquid assets

It seems incredible that a modern metropolis could run out of water, yet this is the threat that major cities in developed and developing nations all around the world are facing. With the balance between demand and supply becoming increasingly fragile, we examine the challenges and implications.

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Why stewardship matters

Unchecked decisions at high levels were at the heart of the global financial crisis. Today, a decade later, there is a far sharper focus on how organisations are governed, with institutional investors expected to take a much more robust stance in calling to account the companies whose shares they own. As a leading asset manager, Rathbones takes its stewardship responsibilities seriously.

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