Sustainable Investment Tag

Ayres Punchard named top Sustainable Investment Firm at Worthstone’s SIA Impact Awards 2018

12.11.2018 in News

Isle of Wight based independent financial adviser Ayres Punchard has won the prestigious Worthstone Impact Award because of the company’s overriding investment philosophy that places sustainability at the heart of its investment proposition, aligning its investment strategy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; for its ‘Welsford Reports’, and for the work that its ESG team has been doing over the past few years – employing detailed ESG (environmental, social and governance) screening to scrutinise companies in the funds included in its clients’ portfolios, and encouraging fund managers to hold these companies to account, if necessary, where it is felt they may be engaging in unsustainable practices.

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The Welsford Report – Jan/Feb 2018

16.02.2018 in News

Is Investing in Palm Oil a Slippery Slope? This report was authored by Elliott Welsford, ESG & Ethics Team Leader for Ayres Punchard. Palm Oil is contained within half of all packaged goods that can be bought in your local supermarket, however its production has been…

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The Investment Week Sustainable Investment Conference 2017

25.11.2017 in News

The Investment Week Sustainable Investment Conference and Awards has become an annual fixture for Ayres Punchard, providing valuable and often ground-breaking insight into the developing world of sustainable investment. In 2014, Chris Welsford delivered the Keynote presentation for the conference, arguing that NGO’s and protest…

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The Welsford Report – Plastic in the Food Chains – September 2017

25.09.2017 in News

Plastic waste has in recent years become a big topic in public debate, due in part to a growing number of reports about the pollution of our oceans and soil. An estimated 100,000 tonnes of plastic has made its way into the world’s oceans and it is thought to pose a huge risk to the food chain. The potential environmental impact of this phenomenon is only just beginning to be understood, but harrowing images of seabirds with stomachs full of plastic and turtles with plastic straws embedded in their nasal cavities are becoming commonplace on many of our social media news feeds. It is an undeniable truth that non-recyclable plastic packaging poses a serious risk to the environment and the sustainable future of life on earth.

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