How to invest in the electric vehicle revolution

Maike Currie is investment director at Fidelity International. Electric vehicles are a bit like marmite. Some loathe them, believing nothing can replace the traditional engine, while for others, they are one of the most tangible ways to become more eco-friendly and less reliant on fossil fuels. Either way, consumer scepticism around EVs is abating – … Read more

How to invest in green infrastructure: Power, broadband and transport

Rob Morgan is chief analyst at investment broker Charles Stanley Direct. Infrastructure is an important part of all our lives, providing the essential services to support economic and social activity, like electricity, gas, water and transportation. It is also constantly evolving. The transition to net zero carbon calls for huge investment in new, more efficient … Read more

How do you make a pension green and do workers want it?

Do people REALLY want green pensions? Yes, but they would prefer their work schemes to choose the investments for them The majority of workers stick with the pension fund their employer chooses Some 46% believe their ‘default’  fund should invest responsibly Another 45% of savers are indifferent and 9% think this should not happen  How … Read more

Is forestry a good way to diversify your portfolio?

Money may well grow on trees if returns from forestry assets over the past few years are anything to go by. Forestry investment has become an increasingly attractive asset class as timber prices rocket amid a sustainability drive and inflation concerns. Managers like Gresham House have been boosted by the performance of their forestry divisions, … Read more

NS&I hikes Green bond to 1.3% – but it won’t protect from inflation

Savers have finally been offered a glimmer of hope after NS&I hiked interest rates on a raft of accounts. The Treasury-backed bank revealed yesterday it has doubled the return on its three-year Green Savings Bond from 0.65 pc to 1.3 per cent. It follows two rate rises on popular easy-access accounts last week, which will boost … Read more