Rathbone Greenbank Investments is an enthusiastic supporter of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. In November 2015 we were delighted to sponsor an event at the Festival of Economics – part of the Festival of Ideas programme of events.
The speakers explored key issues around how we invest our money and gave practical ideas to make your money count.
Sir Tim Smit inspires audiences at Rathbone Greenbank Investments' sustainability event 'Investing in the future'
Liverpool University’s Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) – a joint venture with National Museums Liverpool – held its second annual lecture at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building in the Albert Dock, Liverpool, on the evening of 24 February 2015.
On Tuesday 19 May, shareholders at Royal Dutch Shell’s annual general meeting backed calls for improved disclosure on carbon asset risk by casting 98.91% of votes in favour of a shareholder resolution.
On Thursday 16 April, a shareholder resolution on climate risk – co-filed with the help of many Rathbone Greenbank clients – received overwhelming support at BP’s AGM with 98% of all votes cast supporting the resolution at the recommendation of the group’s board of directors.
Climate change represents one of the greatest social, environmental and economic challenges that the world has ever faced. However, despite the very real dangers it presents, the international response to date has been slow and largely ineffective.
As part of its ‘Keep it in the ground’ campaign – aimed at persuading the world’s two biggest charitable funds (the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust) to divest from fossil fuels – the Guardian recently published an article by financial journalist Felix Salmon as to why charitable trusts might be able to offer good short-term reasons for not following this particular course of action.