Author page: Siân Barnett Wike

Too latte to change your coffee habits?

Fairtrade beans and plant-based milk makes your daily habit an eco cup of gold, right? Well, we look into how your method of preparation could actually be making the planet more than just a little bit despressod… Like my curious.earth peers, before most acts of consumption, I stop in my vegan-Birkenstock made tracks and reflect upon the sustainability implications of my choices.…

The 2021 budget – lacking green ambition?

The budget announcement of last week has been viewed by many within the green community as underwhelming and insufficient. This week we’re exploring where and how the government could be doing more to stimulate a green recovery. The opacity we are facing in assessing the budget’s green policies is seemingly densening, as the latest critics of Rishi Sunak’s budget scramble to draw…

When two finance mega-trends collide…fintech and responsible investing

Money makes the world go round, so the old adage says, and with the asset management market worth an estimated $110 trillion, that’s plenty of inertia. As we know, the rise of the conscious consumer has increasingly channelled that force into buying products which go some way towards protecting the environment – but there’s only so much that switching to reusable cups,…

Active Shareholder Ownership – the silver bullet for greener organisations?

We explore how large investors are changing environmental practises of companies from within… When implementing a sustainable investment strategy there are multiple paths to take: ‘Screening’ is one of the most commonly used approaches, with the vast majority of asset managers claiming to be doing this across their investment universe. This consists of the exclusion of investments from a portfolio of the…