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Sustainable Investment Conference 2023

Sustainable themes are still compelling despite the challenges of the last year. In this series of videos taken from the Liontrust Virtual Sustainable Investment Conference, entitled Exploring the new era for sustainable investment, the Sustainable Investment team explain how the themes and the quality of companies aligned with them make them more excited about prospects for the decade ahead than they have been in years.

Chris Foster & Harriet Parker

AI & digital security

Chris Foster & Harriet Parker look at how developments in digital technologies such as AI have enhanced the productivity of businesses and improved our lives, and examine the trends over the next decade.
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Ed Phelps

Building better cities

Analyst Ed Phelps examines how energy-efficient businesses in the Sustainable Future range could benefit from increased urbanisation, helping us to live better and reducing emissions from the environment.
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Mike Appleby

Cleaner electricity, a greener grid

Investment manager Mike Appleby looks at the need to replace fossil fuels with cleaner electricity to decarbonise our economy, the future for low carbon energy and what this might mean for the way we live.
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Jack Willis

Financing the transition

Tackling the climate emergency is vital but the costs are huge. Investment managers Aitken Ross & Jack Willis look at how to finance the climate transition to net zero, and the role private investment has to play.
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Laurie Don

Healthcare innovation

The Sustainable Investment team cover their Innovation in healthcare theme and chat to Thomas Breuer, chief health officer at GlaxoSmithKline, to discuss its vaccine development strategy.
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Mike Appleby

Investing in the climate transition

Investment manager Mike Appleby discusses how climate change is leading to extreme weather events, and making the 1.5 degree warming target ever harder to achieve. He argues carbon reduction must be the focus.
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Peter Michaelis

Safer, more efficient transport

Sustainable Investment head Peter Michaelis looks at the huge social and environmental costs linked to the way we move ourselves and the need to move to safer, more efficient transport. There are solutions.
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Simon Clements

The factory of the future

34% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the industrial sector and waste is rife. In this video investment manager Simon Clements examines how the ‘factory of the future’ will use technologies to slash waste.
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Peter Michaelis

The future of sustainable investment

Sustainable Investment head Peter Michaelis discusses the role of sustainable investment in addressing the climate challenge. He looks at what this means for the future and why there are reasons for optimism.
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Sustainable Investment team

The team has been managing the Sustainable Future funds for more than 22 years. The team is headed by Peter Michaelis who has been managing the funds since launch. The fund managers all joined from Alliance Trust Investments (ATI) as part of its acquisition and were previously running the Sustainable Future fund range at Aviva Investors. 

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More from the team

Peter Michaelis Peter Michaelis
The future for sustainable investment Peter Michaelis discusses the prospects for the sustainable themes and stocks we invest in
icon 9 November 2023
Insights 13
Lionesses Harriet Parker & Sarah Nottle
Clothes the loop: applying a circular approach to fashion The Sustainable team discusses the need to adopt a more sustainable approach to fashion and takes a closer look at resale company Winmark
icon 7 November 2023
Fast fashion
Mike Appleby Mike Appleby
Vestas: a renewable investment opportunity Driving forward cost competitive wind-derived electricity
icon 16 October 2023
Lionesses Chris Foster & Harriet Parker
Recycling for the future How green can a garden decking company actually be? Sustainable Investment team fund manager Chris Foster takes a look, in our new Stocktake series
icon 18 August 2023
Circular economy
Lionesses Sustainable Fixed Income team
Are bond yields attractive or could they rise further? Have bond yields peaked? Or could there be further to go and is now the time to invest?
icon 20 June 2023
Wind wheel