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ESG & Sustainability

Can funds accelerate the transition to net zero?

We look at the views of 125 influencers in alternative investment funds to see the extent to which they are adopting SBTs and the barriers in doing so.

06 Jun 2022

Green Hydrogen: The Impact on Transport and Energy

A high-level introduction to how hydrogen is produced and the potential benefits and role it plays within the transport and energy sector.

17 Jan 2023

Biodiversity’s place in fund management

The UN Biodiversity Conference shone a light on the importance of society and business’s relationship with nature. This has essential consequences for fund managers.

15 Dec 2022

How do you implement ESG strategies?

We’re joined by guest Gary Kendall, as our focus turns to the implementation of ESG strategies and the need to track action rather than targets.

16 Nov 2022

Can alternative investment funds accelerate the transition to net zero?

Science-based targets (SBTs) are poised to become the leading framework to provide a pathway for companies to decarbonise their business but are funds playing catch up?

Our newly released ESG report explores the opinions of 125 AIF key influencers and 6 industry experts, to understand the extent to which they are adopting science-based targets. 

Fund Finance

Fund Finance Trends for 2023

The past 12 months have not been an easy ride for alternative investment funds seeking fresh finance. What might 2023 hold in store? Three RBS International experts share their views.

18 Jan 2023

The year ahead 2023

We explore the impact of energy markets across three major themes that we believe will fundamentally drive the outlook across regions, sectors, and markets.

09 Dec 2022

Special report: The remarkable growth of Fund Finance

In partnership with Funds Europe we’ve produced a report on the future of fund finance in the age of ESG and economic turbulence.

01 Dec 2022

Fund Governance

Back together, now for the future

In November, NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services (NWTDS) held an in-person event on the topic of embracing change and preparing for a digital future.

24 Nov 2022

Embracing change and preparing for a digital future

In November, NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services (NWTDS) held an in-person event on the topic of embracing change and preparing for a digital future.

24 Nov 2022

Depositary Insights Autumn 22

In this edition the FCA’s new Consumer Duty, an update on LTAF, ESG investing, ‘side pocket’ proposals and regulatory horizon scanning.

14 Nov 2022

Podcast series: A Just Transition 

How do you implement ESG strategies?

We’re joined by guest Gary Kendall, as our focus turns to the implementation of ESG strategies and the need to track action rather than targets.

16 Nov 2022

The SDGs: How is the UK doing?

We're joined by guest Jessica Lobo from the UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss their report 'Measuring Up 2.0' and how the UK is performing on the SDGs.

31 Oct 2022

Carbon markets how do they work?

Voluntary carbon offsets allow funds to offset unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits delivered through projects that avoid greenhouse gases.

22 Jul 2022