Finance

Engaging the finance sector on biodiversity

When it comes to the ‘E’ in ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social and Governance), impact on biodiversity is often overlooked compared to climate action. A ShareAction report on asset managers’ approach to biodiversity has highlighted the main reasons why biodiversity is excluded and what can be done to move the finance sector towards a net positive [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:36:28+00:00July 29th, 2021|Economy, Environment, ESG, Finance, More than Carbon, Synchronicity|Comments Off on Engaging the finance sector on biodiversity

Making finance work for nature

Our global economic system relies on a wide range of financial services to operate. From bank loans to public offerings of shares and from insurance to trade finance. Most of these financial transactions will have an impact on the natural world: directly, for example, through a loan to a timber extraction company, or indirectly, [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:39:32+00:00October 27th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Finance, In-Depth, More than Carbon|Comments Off on Making finance work for nature

A voice for nature in the world of finance

Simon Ruddick is the founder and current Chairman of Albourne Partners, a major player in the financial services industry that has been providing research advice on alternative investments since 1994. The combined investments of the firm’s clients now top $500 billion. As a long-standing supporter of Synchronicity Earth, we asked Simon what lay behind [...]

By |2019-11-11T13:04:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Biodiversity, ESG, Finance, Funding, Interviews|Comments Off on A voice for nature in the world of finance

A Conversation with street artist ATM

ATM dedicates much of his time to painting gorgeous images of threatened bird species on walls. His work has become a familiar and well-loved feature of many urban streets in cities far and wide. Synchronicity Earth is working with ATM to explore aspects of the relationship between finance and environmental degradation and the disappearance [...]

By |2018-09-25T09:48:17+00:00September 20th, 2018|Art, Biodiversity, Community, Creating Awareness, Education, Finance, Interviews|Comments Off on A Conversation with street artist ATM

Re-imagining Philanthropy

An uncharitable view of the charitable sector is that it is unprofessional and ineffective. According to this perspective, if charities only acted like businesses, they would have a greater impact. In the latest issue of Philanthropy Impact magazine, Synchronicity Earth's Executive Director, Laura Miller, and Head of Due Diligence and Risk, Michele Sanders ask whether [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:53:13+00:00December 14th, 2016|Collaboration, Finance, Philanthropy|0 Comments

The ‘E’ in ESG

This is the third in a series of blog posts about our exciting new Regeneration initiative. Last year our Chairman, Adam Sweidan was invited to guest speak on PMI TV, the online channel for Pensions Management Institute. During the interview, Adam discussed ESG, his passion for the environment and the pension fund industry. Earlier [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:38:13+00:00April 19th, 2016|Environment, ESG, Finance|0 Comments

The Importance of the ‘E’ in ESG

This article was originally posted on Pension Funds Online on 7th August 2015. Aurum's Adam Sweidan calls for the investment industry to help preserve the environment. The investment industry manages money; pensions for our future and wealth for future generations. But what future are we saving for if we do not preserve the environment? We [...]

By |2019-09-10T14:48:28+00:00August 12th, 2015|Conservation, ESG, Finance, In-Depth|0 Comments