27. Climate change, coral reefs and flexitarianism

Eva Cairns, ESG investment analyst at Aberdeen Standard Investments, talks to us about climate change and the difference just a 1 degree rise in temperature could have on coral reefs, water and animal species. She also explains how she encourages fund managers to think about physical, as well as transitional risk, when it comes to assessing companies.
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By inviting investor opinion annually into what categories they want this fund to include or exclude, ASI UK Ethical Equity can justifiably be held up as a best in class ethical fund. Manager Lesley Duncan and her team use these surveys to influence which sectors or companies are eliminated by the team’s investment screen. This means they are picking companies that truly reflect the values of their investors.

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Eva’s most recent research on climate change is available here.

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