Peace in the world

Peace is the goal, war is the reality

Peace. Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies”. Yet war and conflict continues to rage. UN resolutions for a ceasefire are meaningless, when the most powerful countries follow their own rules.

The ESG Factor Magazine l Issue 15

The latest issue of the magazine features articles on key sustainability trends, climate adaption, biodiversity, sustainability preferences, proxy voting, financial advice and more.

Responsible Investment Policy

What makes a good responsible investment policy?

When First Sentier Investors updated our responsible investment (RI) policy two years ago, we knew it wouldn’t be a ‘set and forget’ task. The policy includes a mechanism to be reviewed at least every two years – but two years is a long time in the ESG world, and our latest review led to a number of important updates to the policy and its underlying approach.

New Issue of The ESG Factor Magazine

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology and by courtesy, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine, was asked on The Nine Club podcast about his best advice for getting fit and healthy.

In response, he prefaced his suggestions, telling the hosts: “People ask me this kind of stuff all the time. What do I do? How do I sleep better? How do I stop stressing? Usually, I find that people are not serious. Meaning, they want an answer, but they don’t want to do the work.”

Huberman was talking about health and fitness at an individual level, but this is a problem in general in society. Individuals, companies, governments, and other stakeholders don’t want to do what is needed to address the major societal challenges.

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The ESG Factor Magazine – Q4 2022

On Sunday, football fans, including myself, were lucky to witness one of the all time great world cup finals. Football really is the beautiful game.

The refereeing on the other hand, over the course of the tournament, was well below par. To the point where it seems we are left questioning what the rules are now, because of the lack of consistency in terms of how referees are applying the rules.

The investment industry faces a similar challenge in 2023 and beyond, with the need for much greater consistency in the application of the sustainable finance regulation.