At COP26 in Glasgow, we explored how to accelerate investment in nature-based solutions
On World No Tobacco Day, Scotland’s finance sector can show leadership by stopping its investments in tobacco companies
It is well-known that tobacco causes considerable harms to human health. Less well-known perhaps are the significant environmental and climate-related damages also associated with tobacco production and consumption. The financial sector can play its part in 'building back better' by driving investment away from tobacco to more sustainable ends.
In this series of short videos, I interview experts from academia and the financial sector for their insights on the history of ethical finance in Scotland and Scotland's role today in driving forward this fast-growing market.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect ESG investments? And is it possible to ensure that the current focus on ESG standards benefits low-income countries? Gail Hurley calls for more patient capital and a hands-on approach.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid has wrapped up, and all eyes will now be on Scotland as next year’s host of what is arguably the world’s most important international conference. How can we build a financial system that has people and planet at its heart?
I'm delighted to announce I've joined Development Initiatives as a Fellow. Read my introductory blog in which I talk about making development finance fit for purpose in a changing world...
Responsible investment is growing. But there are questions about its impact on achieving sustainable development.