2020: A year in review

2020: A year in review

The events of this year have shone a light on the economic and societal inequalities both within and between nations and have forced global leaders to respond with speed to unprecedented incidents. Alongside what has been a difficult year for many, there have been...
ESG is about risk; Impact is about outcomes

ESG is about risk; Impact is about outcomes

At AIM we are dedicated to managing impact fixed income portfolios. Our vision is to mobilise mainstream capital to proactively address the challenges the world faces, such as climate change, global health and social inclusion. As an investor focused on driving...

Tales from the High Arctic: Navigating Climate Risks

At 79 degrees north, the northernmost permanent human settlement and gateway to the North Pole, Ny-Ålesund is a leading centre for international Arctic scientific research and environmental monitoring—and it used to be an arctic coal mine. The stunning turnaround from...

Opening the Flood Gates for Green Water Bonds

Changing demographics and climate disasters are putting water infrastructure under increasing pressure: 4.5 billion people globally are without access to adequate sanitation, 2.1 billion lack access to clean drinking water and flood damage to urban property is...

Sovereign Green Bond Rules Supreme

After Poland issued the first sovereign green bond in 2016, we saw more countries coming to market – France, Fiji, and finally, Nigeria. A close analysis reveals how scale, synergies and sovereigns’ exclusive access to specific sectors can create some unique...

Seeking Shelter From the Storm

Recent storms and floods in the Indian subcontinent, China, Caribbean and the US show the devastating impact natural catastrophes can have on humans and the economy. The flooding in South Asia has killed more than 1,000 people,[ii] and the combined losses of...