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Plastic gold: Behind the recycling boom

Plastic gold: Behind the recycling boom

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When we think about addressing climate change, we typically focus on direct sources of emissions, and opportunities in alternative and renewable energy. However, over the past six months, it is companies operating in less high-profile impact investment market segments such as water and waste improvement,

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Tips to better shape your figures

Health and wealth management: 4 tips to better shape your figures

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Investing has a lot in common with maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine.
A few common sense tips apply to both: diversify, be consistent, look out for fads, avoid extreme measures, keep emotions in check and think long term.
There’s also a staggering variety of strategies and decisions: Take the lift or the stairs?

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Greenwashing - what is it, and how to avoid it

Greenwashing – what it is, and how to avoid it

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Ethical investing is no longer a niche area. In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in interest in the space as investors look to drive change with their investment dollars. Total assets under management in sustainable investment funds have doubled over the past four years to around USD 3.6tn1.

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Market Trends: November 2021

Market Trends: November 2021

Key global market trends – higher rates take their toll

Global equities rebounded in October – despite a further lift in bond yields – as another strong U.S. corporate earnings reporting season and signs of peaking in the Delta outbreak supported sentiment.
The key market development was the strength in U.S.

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Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

Investing in Europe – new opportunities in the old world

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When thinking of continental Europe, images of a slow-moving, conflict-torn bloc may emerge, and investors may look elsewhere for growth opportunities. However, with the hangover of Brexit beginning to fade, a change of government in Germany and leadership on the global green agenda,

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