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Polly Bindman

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Data Journalist

Polly joins the team as our data journalism lead tasked with making sense of the world via data and infographics. She has both practical experience working at The Guardian, New Statesman and openDemocracy, and recently qualified with a Masters in Investigative Journalism at City, University of London. Polly is also a graduate of Cambridge University.

Articles by Polly Bindman
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Why gender lens investing is struggling to make an impact

Recently criticised for failing to deliver returns above their peer group, gender lens funds are under immense scrutiny to up their game. And while legitimate concerns exist about how they are marketed, the lack of suitable companies remains a serious problem.

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Shareholder resolutions surge, but impact in doubt

The year to date has seen record-breaking support for shareholder resolutions, with asset managers such as BlackRock and Vanguard stepping up their stewardship. However, a lack of data on the real-world impact means the jury is still out on their efficacy.

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How green are ESG sovereign bond ETFs?

Capital Monitor analysis of government ESG bond ETF funds offers a sobering picture of a lack of diversity, limited aspiration and questionable attempts to create investment programmes with real-world impact.

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Sovereign bound

Investors’ exposure to government bonds from countries associated with human rights violations highlights the limitations of shareholder engagement. We take a look at how BlackRock and Vanguard handle this issue.

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The alarming lack of diversity among ESG ETFs

Capital Monitor finds a distinct lack of variety among ESG ETFs, especially the most popular. The holdings of funds with different ESG ratings were also similar, revealing minimal differences in exposure.

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