Portfolio carbon footprinting and assessing climate risk

Rathbone Greenbank reaffirms its commitment to the Montréal Carbon Pledge by publishing an updated carbon footprint of the equity holdings within all the investment portfolios it manages. We believe it is important to understand and be transparent about the climate impacts associated with investment portfolios, so that risks and opportunities can be identified and managed appropriately.

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Healthy argument

Some experts believe sugar now poses as big a threat to public health as cigarettes. With obesity costing the NHS billions of pounds every year, can investors force food manufacturers to start being more responsible in their use of this bitter sweet ingredient? Rathbone Greenbank is playing its part in lobbying for change.

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Plight of the humble bee

Global warming means spring is arriving sooner. As winter draws in that may sound attractive, but it means plants are flowering earlier than usual. If they become out of sync with nature’s pollinators, the consequences for the global economy could be serious.

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The FTSE 100 in the first year of modern slavery reporting: room for improvement?

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.

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Be a ScamSmart investor

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.

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