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Sunday Brunch

Our thoughts on the key issues faced by practitioners trying to advance sustainable investing.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: It's not only banks that lend money to coal

The private credit market is both large, and something that sustainability investors need to learn about.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: how investors think about climate risk

How finance people think about climate risk really matters. If they see the risk as real, they will act. If they don't, the movement of private finance into climate related solutions will be weakened.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: traditional vs sustainable investors - are we really different?

We all need good disclosure. And this means something different from what you might think. Good disclosure helps both traditional and sustainable investors. So let's work together to deliver it.

Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: healthcare, underrepresentation and the flaw of averages

Increasing diversity in clinical trials is one of the foundations of health equity

Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: stronger for longer, not strongest for shortest

Offshoring has retraced recently driven by cost, nationalism and ESG. But is complete retrenchment the right move?

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: Does Europe want cheaper green steel?

What if green steel could be produced cheaply outside of Europe? If that meant putting domestic industry jobs at risk, would governments be keen?

Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: tales of the unexpected

The transition to a more sustainable world is a complex process. Even with the best intentions, there could be some unintended consequences.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: What we call things really matters

Or why sustainability accounting is really important - even if it's a bit boring.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: Sustainability targets are just goals

Sustainability targets without a meaningful delivery strategy are just goals. And without good disclosure we cannot judge if they are deliverable (or not).

Dr Mimi Ajibade / Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: the Post Office scandal - a failure of operational governance

Governance starts with the board in setting the culture of the company. But execution is key.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: Geothermal as a solution - but not just yet

One of the challenges around renewables based electricity grids is coping with the periods when the variable generation sources, such as wind and solar, are insufficient to meet demand. Which is where geothermal has a role.

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: the building blocks for a good strategy

Financial accounts might sound like they are only for financial specialists. But that would be wrong. The financial Annual Report should also be about sustainability.

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