Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires every organisation with a global annual turnover of £36 million or more conducting business in the UK to publish a yearly statement detailing efforts to investigate and eradicate modern slavery in its operations and supply chains. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) recently published their analysis of the first statements issued by FTSE 100 companies under the Act – a comprehensive study that highlights encouraging signs of good practice among a leading group but a lower level of compliance across the remainder.
“The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.”
Some £1.2 billion is lost to investment scams every year in the UK. Contrary to popular perception, it is not just the elderly who are susceptible. Experienced investors are often targeted, and the embarrassment of those who fall victim is key to the fact that only 10% of such crimes are reported. We offer some useful warnings and advice.
Overweight and obesity is on the rise in every country in the world. The topic of healthy and sustainable food has been an area of interest to the Greenbank team for many years. Here are some facts about weight, obesity and sugar being a major source of calories in our diets.
Rathbone Greenbank’s engagement programmes with food and beverage producers have always looked to understand and evaluate the effects of industry practice on health, social equality and the environment.
John David, Head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments, focuses on why our clients want to invest ethically, sustainably and responsibly with someone who reflects your values and matches your investment objectives.
Rathbone Greenbank Investments has been delighted to support The Funding Network (TFN) over the last 10 years. To celebrate this partnership, we were thrilled to sponsor the production of a taster film by TFN, launched on 6 July at a crowdfunding event held at the new Rathbones London office on Finsbury Circus.
On 24 May 2017, the Rathbone Greenbank Investments team in Liverpool hosted a one-day conference at Rathbone Hall entitled “Rethinking Social Investment”.