With ethics and responsible investing becoming a core part of many investors' criteria, Investment Week asks which themes or stockpicks are standing out
ESG factors can have positive impact on performance
Arlene Cairns joins group
Experts react to changes
Garrett-Cox to step down from board
Two new non-exec appointments
Conventional bond funds will struggle to replicate returns seen in the past
Improving corporate governance adds to appeal
Alliance Trust has promised to announce "changes" to business in the autumn, as it reported deteriorating performance for the first half of 2015.
Managers' best ideas from across the globe
A recent report (March 2015) from Morgan Stanley found that there is a positive relationship between corporate investment in sustainability and stock price and operational performance. We are not surprised by this result.
Now is the time to take a defensive stance
By Alliance Trust Investments
Below are five companies the Sustainable Future team at Alliance Trust Investments has identified which demonstrate their investment philosophy in practice.
Under the influence
Brewin Dolphin's sale of execution-only platform Stocktrade to Alliance Trust has been tipped to prompt a further turnaround in investors' view of the wealth manager.
Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has agreed to acquire Brewin Dolphin's execution-only Stocktrade business in a bid to accelerate its growth.
Legal & General Investment Management chief executive Mark Zinkula has said some asset managers have been left behind the curve in the face of the numerous pressures being exerted the funds industry.
ShareSoc, the UK proxy group for individual shareholders, has launched an action group to represent the interests of unhappy Alliance Trust investors and urge the board to launch a strategic review.
Alliance Trust chief executive Katherine Garrett-Cox has been named the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of2015.
Hawksmoor manager Richard Scott has opened a position in Alliance Trust on his Vanbrugh fund following the trust's public spat with Elliott Advisors.