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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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Embracing net zero targets the right way

With Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh being the venue of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), it’s worth remembering that developing economies bear most of the negative effects of emissions mainly produced in industrialized nations. Therefore, the onus is on western companies to go “net zero carbon”, but how to measure their progress? One common yardstick for investors is the carbon footprint method – or the more encompassing “potential avoided emissions” method propagated by Vontobel’s impact investing team.

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Vescore Global Market Outlook November 2022

The bear market has not yet reached its end. Meanwhile, concerns are also rising that economic stagflation - an economic situation in which stagnant growth is accompanied by inflation - could develop. This view is shared not only by our proprietary business cycle model, whose contraction signals are strengthening, but also by the continuously rising credit spread, which has reached levels of past recessions this month.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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How to engage with Chinese companies – local language skills help

Discussing sustainability matters with Chinese companies is rewarding and challenging. Part of it is fact-finding, part of it is education. But investors need to tread with caution, and little extras such as talking Chinese help, says Hong Kong-based ESG analyst Gayle Chan. She also explains the approach of mtx Equities, citing a concrete example.

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Sustainable Equities Boutique
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What next for Asia tech? – Chinese internet shares may be bottoming out

In 2021, Asian internet stocks, dragged down by Chinese blue chips, massively underperformed their US peers. But the valuation chasm between Asia and the US has narrowed of late. With Chinese regulators easing their grip, the country’s internet stocks may be bottoming out, which could be an opportunity for able stock pickers.

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