The importance of Environmental, Social and Governance characteristics

No problem can outrun a solution. We place environmental characteristics at the heart of our business and as a driver of your investments. Change what you don’t like. Invest in what you do.
The Blue Pole Project
Join us as we support the Turner Twins in the Blue Pole Project, a plastic research expedition from the UK to the Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility by hydrogen-powered yacht, followed by a hydrogen-powered tour around ten UK ports.
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Commonly asked questions on ESG investing.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is here to stay. Find out the questions all ESG investors should consider - why it's important, and some tips for beginners.
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Quintet Earth
A look to the future
Major trends shape our economies and societies. We use a set of four powerful structural drivers to identify thematic opportunities. These are: demographic change, regulatory developments, social shifts, sustainability and technological progress.
For the doers, not the daydreamers
The sustainability team, acting on behalf of Brown Shipley and Quintet clients, voted on nearly 10,000 proposals at more than 760 shareholder meetings across the world. This demonstrates one of the most progressive voting records in the investment industry. This includes supporting over 90% of environmental and social shareholder proposals, more than double the industry average and voting against company management on 13% of management proposals and 73% of shareholder proposals – reflecting the fact that we are unconflicted as a pure-play wealth manager.
Wind Turbine
Josie Stoker
Calculate carbon dioxide
A Fitbit for your carbon footprint, that was the idea behind the Capture app released last year by Josie Stoker and her business partner Abdul Aziz. “As individuals, it is very difficult to understand our CO2 emissions, mainly because it is not tangible. So we decided to focus on tracking the CO2 footprint using the app,” says Stoker.
Prevent waste
The statistics are mind-boggling. Globally, we waste a third of all food produced: that is 1.3 billion tons per year, with an estimated value of 1 trillion euros. “I first realized that food waste was such a big problem when I was the last to leave the breakfast buffet in a hotel and see how much was left,” recalls Dutch entrepreneur Olaf van der Veen, who not only considered the situation as a problem, but also as an opportunity to use advanced technology to make a difference.
Olaf van der Vorm
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