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Win for Big Oil and a Win for the Environment

The other day, surprising many, Shell encouraged shareholders to support a shareholder resolution. The resolution is being put to Shell’s AGM in May. It seeks greater disclosure by Shell of the risks to its business model posed by climate change. Often, shareholder resolutions are viewed by companies with suspicion, even outright resistance. But not this

Are ESG tilts consistent with value creation in Europe?

Yes! Some investors are keen to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their portfolios. However, others think ESG has little to do with value creation and investment returns. So, are active investment managers actually positioning their portfolios to back ESG factors? And can these ESG tilts be consistent with good performance? Whilst the

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