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Enhancing Stewardship Impact: The Crucial Role of Tracking Engagement Outcomes

Success in stewardship demands dedication and thorough reporting on the outcomes of engagement efforts, showcasing the positive impacts on clients, consumers, the economy, and society at large.

Read More February 21, 2024
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The Role of Collaborative Engagements Among Asset Managers

Collaborative engagements are transforming asset management, with ESG considerations becoming integral to risk management and long-term value creation. European and North American firms are leading the way, setting a precedent for global sustainable investment practices.

Read More February 12, 2024
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Thematic Engagements: Roundtable Summary

In a year marked by systemic challenges—from climate change to social inequality, biodiversity loss, and health crises—asset managers play a pivotal role in fostering positive transformation. This roundtable uncovered thematic engagements and their crucial role in steering responsible stewardship.

Read More December 14, 2023
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Elevating stewardship in light of FRC’s record-breaking Stewardship Code signings

The roundtable discussion brought together a diverse group of practitioners and stewardship experts to discuss top-of-mind challenges and best practices for stewardship. BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Impax, CCLA and UBS were among the leading organisations in attendance.

Read More September 14, 2023
Blog Interview Series

Advancing Stewardship on Biodiversity

Explore UBP’s approach to engagements and active ownership on the biodiversity front. Victoria Leggett, Head of Impact uncovers the complexities of managing data and the regulatory opportunities on the horizon for biodiversity funds.

Read More Read More August 31, 2023
Blog

Reporting on Engagement Outcomes: Roundtable Summary

The roundtable discussion brought together a diverse group of practitioners and stewardship experts to discuss top-of-mind challenges and best practices for stewardship. BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Impax, CCLA and UBS were among the leading organisations in attendance.

Read More June 22, 2023
Blog

ESG Engagement and Stewardship: Roundtable Summary

Investment professionals and consultants joined the roundtable to explore voting policies, emerging thematic engagements, and efficient stewardship practices. UBP, ShareAction, Schroders and Close Brothers Group were among the leading organisations in attendance.

Read More May 24, 2023
Press

Maanch Launches New Website For Its Stewardship Platform For Asset Managers

Discover the new Maanch Engagement Tracker website, designed for asset managers. With a user-friendly interface and a knowledge centre featuring expert articles, optimise your stewardship practices today.

Read More May 24, 2023
Blog

Mental Health Benchmark For Investors

In this insightful discussion with Amy Browne, Stewardship Lead at CCLA, we explore the importance of mental health benchmarking and the ways in which investors can engage with companies to promote better mental health practices.

Read More May 3, 2023
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Evolution and Challenges of Responsible Investing in the ESG Era

Gain valuable insights into responsible investing and ESG with Arun Kelshiker. In this interview, he shares key challenges such as greenwashing and reporting standards, as well as the importance of stewardship and engagement for making real-world change. Discover essential strategies for progress.

Read More April 3, 2023
Event

Join Our Roundtable Discussion: Reporting on Engagement Outcomes

Join us for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on effective stewardship for asset managers and investors. Discover the insights needed to make smarter financial decisions and explore new strategies for engaging with the companies you invest in.

RSVP NOW March 29, 2023
Past Event Press

Maanch And UKSIF Partner To Accelerate Active Stewardship In The Asset Management Industry

This partnership comes at a time when the investment industry is seeking ways to align investment strategies with the pressing social and environmental challenges that face the world today.

Read More Read More February 28, 2023
Blog

Impact of Regulations & Technology

Delve into a thought-provoking discussion with Lindsey Stewart, an award-winning investment, finance, and communications expert with over two decades of experience, who brings his extensive knowledge and expertise to the forefront of the industry.

Read More February 27, 2023
Blog

Top 3 Benefits of Using Engagement Tracker

For Investors grappling with the increasing market and regulatory pressure, here’s how an intuitive dashboard can optimise engagements with your portfolio companies.

Read More January 23, 2023
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Shaping Responsible Investing

Catch Julie McDowell, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in impact investing, discuss the realm of responsible investing and the necessary steps to create a sustainable and ethical economy.

Read More January 23, 2023
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Trends in ESG Stewardship and Engagement

A Conversation With Deborah Gilshan We are back with our next Interview series and are […]

Read More October 19, 2022
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Why Including Net Zero Goals In Your ESG Strategy Should Be A Priority

In our last blog, we gave an introduction to what net zero is, why it […]

Read More August 16, 2022
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What Is Net Zero and How Can It Improve Your ESG Strategy?

In this article, we simplify the issue and explain what achieving net zero is and what it means to achieve it in 2022.

Read More August 8, 2022
Blog

How To Get Your Company B Corp Certified 

This article elaborates on the actual process of getting certified, digging deeper into the requirements that B Lab needs to give your company the seal of approval. 

Read More July 29, 2022
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Why B Corp Certification Will Help Reach Your Company’s Sustainability Goals

In this article, we’ll clarify the above concerns while also highlighting how becoming B Corp certified will help you with your ESG strategy. 

Read More July 18, 2022
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Effective Engagement: Why and How Shareholders Engage

In this blog, we attempt to break down why engagements take place and its effectiveness in bringing positive change.

Read More July 8, 2022
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Is Engagement Or Divestment More Effective At Making A Change?

Talk of divestment is growing, but there is also a pressing debate as to whether or not it’s the most effective way to create change. 

Read More June 27, 2022
Blog

Phil Clark, ESG Investment Expert joins the Maanch Advisory Council

We are excited to announce that Phil Clark, former Global Head of Real Assets Equity […]

Read More June 9, 2022
Event

A Roundtable Discussion on ESG Engagement in Practice: An Investor’s Perspective

ESG engagement in investment is becoming increasingly important. With the recent launch of the Engagement […]

RSVP NOW May 20, 2022
Blog

Actionable Impact Reporting: Where to start?

Many can testify that Impact Reporting has seen an increasing demand from both institutional donors […]

Read More May 9, 2022
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Why and How to Effectively Engage with Portfolio Companies

Increase in ESG Engagement There has been an increase in “noise” around ESG in recent […]

Read More April 14, 2022
Event

Join us for an Investor Q&A Breakfast

Founded in 2018, Maanch a Certified B Corp is an EIS eligible B2B SaaS platform […]

RSVP NOW April 12, 2022
Case Studies

The Future of Mental Health Collective

At Maanch, we have been working to help create a Mental Health Dashboard for one […]

Read More April 11, 2022
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What is Hindering Philanthropic Progress in the Mental Health Sector?

The lack of indicators in the global mental health sector is hindering its philanthropic progress. […]

Read More March 29, 2022
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Why a Shared Purpose is critical to bringing Positive Change in your Organisation

Purpose as a tool for growth To consider purpose as a prerequisite for sustainable business […]

Read More March 15, 2022
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Technology & Investment Engagement: Lessons from Engine1’s engagement with ExxonMobil

Communication is something we might take for granted in our daily lives. However, the companies […]

Read More March 14, 2022
Blog

Heart vs. Head: What should prevail when making charitable donations?

In the last century, there has been a great focus on the dichotomy between the […]

Read More February 24, 2022
Case Studies

Maanch advises euNetworks on social and environmental performance targets for its long term sustainably-linked infrastructure financing

16 December 2021 Maanch has advised euNetworks on its recently completed sustainability-linked infrastructure financing, working […]

Read More December 16, 2021
Blog

Is there a generational gap when donating to charity?

“Out with the old, in with the new!?”  The younger generation is taking on new […]

Read More December 15, 2021
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Accelerating Investor Impact with the Maanch Engagement Tracker

There is an ever-increasing importance placed on investing responsibly in order to solve the most […]

Read More November 29, 2021
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How can donors be more informed about the social impact of their charitable donations?

Individuals give to charity for a number of reasons, whether it be personal attachments or […]

Read More November 26, 2021
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Taking a look at the ‘S’ in ESG: How can Investor Engagement contribute to tackling top social issues?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues aren’t treated equally. Determined by industry relevance and organisational […]

Read More November 17, 2021
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How Sustainable Finance and Debt can accelerate action towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Sianne Haldane, our Chief Impact Officer, recently delivered a short presentation at the UN Global […]

Read More November 2, 2021
Blog

Accelerating Philanthropic Impact through the Maanch Funder Questionnaire

At Maanch, we are delighted to announce the release of our new Funder Questionnaire! Aimed […]

Read More November 2, 2021
Event

Join us for a Roundtable on Effective Engagement in Investment

When: 23rd November 2021, 8:30am-10am Where: The Investment Association, London Effective engagement in investment is […]

RSVP NOW October 27, 2021
Blog

A Total Impact approach to Purpose & Performance

Why putting impact at the centre of purpose, strategy and performance is not just needed […]

Read More October 25, 2021
Blog

COP26 and Beyond: Reimagining Global Growth to deliver the Paris Agreement

COP26 is fast approaching. It’s been seen by many as a landmark event for the […]

Read More October 20, 2021
Blog

ESG: a Distraction or a Revolution?

ESG as a part of an organisation’s impact strategy ESG (in terms of issues relating […]

Read More September 24, 2021
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Taking a look at the ‘E’ in ESG: How can Investor Engagement contribute to tackling top environmental issues?

In parallel with a growing focus on ESG, active investor engagement has become an increasing […]

Read More September 20, 2021
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What are the Funder Challenges on the Road to Impact?

When people donate to charities, they want their donation to make a positive difference in […]

Read More September 16, 2021
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Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals

A prominent discussion in today’s complex world of impact is: “Are the UN SDGs enough […]

Read More September 8, 2021
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Regulating Engagement: Demonstrating Impact in Accordance with the 2020 Stewardship Code

In the last decade, the investment market has seen significant changes in approaches to ESG […]

Read More August 24, 2021
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Creating Sustainable Businesses with Net Societal Impact

Growth and capital will follow companies that create value in the long-term for all stakeholders. […]

Read More August 13, 2021
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Regulating Engagement: Demonstrating Impact in Accordance with the FCA guidelines

Consumers are placing significant value on ESG-related investment opportunities. It is therefore essential that funds […]

Read More August 6, 2021
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ESG Engagement in Investment Management: The corporate perspective

Following our recent blog post concerning investor ESG engagement, we at Maanch wanted to look […]

Read More July 16, 2021
Blog

The Power of Net Zero Pensions

At Maanch we wanted to match our pensions with our values. For that reason, we […]

Read More June 25, 2021
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Education: The essential part of a refugee’s journey

14-20th June marked Refugee Week, which this year had the theme of “We Cannot Walk […]

Read More June 21, 2021
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Investor ESG Engagement: What is it and why does it matter?

What do we mean by engagement?  Engagement is a relational process between investors and companies. […]

Read More June 16, 2021
Blog

Five Strategies for Creating Sustainable Businesses

Businesses can’t succeed in a failing society. 21st century companies need to deliver shared value […]

Read More June 9, 2021
Case Studies

How a Coffee Company Measured their Impact with Maanch

Caffé Carlito is a second generation family run coffee roasting business located in Ticino, Switzerland. […]

Read More May 26, 2021
Blog

Closing the Maanch Coronavirus Relief Fund: Lessons learnt on tech, due diligence, and collective giving

An immediate response in the face of crisis In March 2020 the WHO officially declared […]

Read More May 26, 2021
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Impact Measurement- Challenges and Opportunities

Social impact investors, as well as charitable organisations and social enterprises, are increasingly faced with […]

Read More May 18, 2021
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The relationship between mental health and biodiversity

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on people’s mental health. In a recent […]

Read More May 13, 2021
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“Sustainability” in the time of climate crisis

Sustainability has always been central to the Maanch message. As an organisation, we’ve been deep […]

Read More May 5, 2021
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Racial Justice and Climate Action

From the 1st– 12th of November this year, the UK will be hosting the 26th […]

Read More April 28, 2021
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Climate Justice and its implications on society and the environment

Last month, we celebrated B-Corp month – a month to raise awareness of all things […]

Read More April 9, 2021
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The Future of Philanthropy in the UK

Most reports agree on one thing: Philanthropy is changing. “Philanthropy can no longer be about […]

Read More April 8, 2021
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Demystifying the UK ESG Investing Ecosystem

The UK is well-positioned to maintain and strengthen its position as a global leader in […]

Read More March 11, 2021
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Creating a Business Culture of Sustainability

The Brundtland Report defines sustainable development as ‘development that meets the needs of the present […]

Read More March 8, 2021
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What is Circular Financing?

Adopting the 3 key principles of the circular economy: (i) design out waste and pollution, […]

Read More March 4, 2021
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Transitioning into the ESG space: For senior leaders and managers

Prior to the pandemic, a reason behind the lag of the business community in embracing […]

Read More February 22, 2021
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ESG & going beyond risk mitigation

Sustainability and Impact  don’t  only concern the ESG risks, business model, strategy and competitive positions […]

Read More February 11, 2021
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2021 Outlook: ESG Trends and beyond

Currently , the ESG integration seems to be one of the few pathways out of […]

Read More February 10, 2021
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How is Maanch committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

At Maanch, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030 is our to-do list. […]

Read More February 2, 2021
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Maanch joins the UN Global Compact Network UK

Today, we are pleased to announce that we have joined the United Nations Global Compact […]

Read More January 21, 2021
Blog

The Importance of Social Emotional and Ecological Knowledge (SEEK)

Current education systems in most countries do not prepare children to thrive. Most systems have […]

Read More January 12, 2021
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Challenges in identifying, tracking and reporting for impact, and how to tackle them – A report by The Haller Foundation

Haller Foundation provides a model for economic development that is both sustainable and environmentally sound, […]

Read More January 6, 2021
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Tech, Impact and the Future of Philanthropy

Being an effective philanthropist requires as much thought as a good investment. It’s worth the […]

Read More December 17, 2020
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Car Free Cities & its Implications on Climate Crisis

There’s a problem and it’s hiding in plain sight in our cities. Can you spot […]

Read More December 15, 2020
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Grants to look out for: funding opportunities currently available

We’ve put together a Christmas list of some funding opportunities we’ve come across over the […]

Read More December 15, 2020
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Philanthropy: How to ensure that good intentions translate into positive outcomes

Much like an entrepreneurial business, philanthropy is a journey of testing, learning and adapting. Whilst […]

Read More December 10, 2020
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National Tree Week and the UN SDGs – How to tackle climate change, one tree at a time

This National Tree Week, we wanted to acknowledge the part tree planting has to play […]

Read More November 30, 2020
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How to Reallocate Capital for Impact?

2020 might just be that watershed year that redefines the impact ecosystem. The pandemic has […]

Read More November 12, 2020
Blog

Darshita Gillies of Maanch recognised as Meaningful Business 100 Leader for 2020

Award recognises outstanding business leaders, across the world, who are combining profit and purpose to […]

Read More October 21, 2020
Event

Join us for our latest Fundraising Round

Every Friday, 30th October 2020 onwards // 8 – 9 am BST Register to join […]

RSVP NOW October 21, 2020
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What can we learn from Corporations committing to Climate Action: A Step-by-Step Guide to get started on your Climate Action Plan

Stakeholder primacy has gained centre stage with the activism surrounding it – as clear from […]

Read More October 12, 2020
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The centrality of SDG 16 in the fight against modern slavery – How can your business make a difference?

In our September newsletter we discussed the difficulty of investing in SDG16. This is a […]

Read More October 8, 2020
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#BuildBackBetter with SDG16

The world is witnessing the worst global health crisis, as of 27 August 2020, 24M […]

Read More September 9, 2020
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7 Effects of COVID-19 on Refugee Employment

Refugees already face an extensive range of barriers when looking for work in the UK, […]

Read More September 9, 2020
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Accelerating Impact with a renewed strategic focus: David Stead of CAF joins Maanch

During the course of our two and a half year journey here at Maanch, we’ve […]

Read More September 7, 2020
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Unique Challenges facing Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Though earlier data indicates that the mortality rate due to Covid-19 may be higher for […]

Read More August 12, 2020
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Millennials and wealth: What will this mean for giving?

It is said that the world’s richest 1% own 45% of the world’s wealth: Credit […]

Read More June 30, 2020
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The Trillion Dollar Question

Since the beginning of the pandemic associated with Covid-19 we have had numerous discussions with […]

Read More June 18, 2020
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Time for Philanthropists to Rise

We live in overwhelming times. We’ve faced a global pandemic that’s left us reeling. The […]

Read More May 14, 2020
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Giving Tuesday Now

Personally I have always been skeptical about giving. I grew up in Mumbai in a […]

Read More May 5, 2020
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Coronavirus: Not Just a Healthcare Crisis

I did a talk recently and thought I could share four pertinent thoughts based on […]

Read More April 3, 2020
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5 Simple Tips to Optimise your ‘Work From Home’ Experience

As coronavirus continues to rapidly spread around the globe, millions are now self isolating & […]

Read More March 27, 2020
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Dear Women, ‘This is what we can do in 2020 to enable a fair future for all.’

International Women’s Day is tomorrow, 8 March. All month long we are celebrating  women around […]

Read More March 7, 2020
Blog

WEF 2020 Recap: Top 5 Learnings from Davos

Fresh off a buzz from a trip to the World Economic Forum’s 50th Anniversary, I […]

Read More February 5, 2020
Blog

Team Maanch Attends Davos 2020: World Economic Forum Updates

“Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour” […]

Read More January 22, 2020
Past Event

SEIS/EIS Investment Opportunity: Maanch Seed Round

Friday 13 December // 8:30 – 10:00am The Conduit, 40 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S […]

Read More November 29, 2019
Blog

The Plastic Pollution Crisis

It was International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3rd July and we’ve taken this opportunity […]

Read More July 9, 2019
Past Event

Maanch wins Startup of the Year !

Team Maanch were absolutely thrilled to be in receipt of India Inc’s UK India Award […]

Read More June 29, 2019
Blog Interview Series

Investment Stewardship: Asset Owner Perspective

Discover the unique opportunities and challenges that pension funds face as asset owners with Lauren, Responsible Investment Manager at Scottish Widows.

Read More Read More October 13, 2023
Blog Interview Series

Elevating Responsible Investment Standards

Discover ShareAction’s strategy for promoting responsible investment standards as Simon Rawson, delves into successful collaborations, outcome-focused engagements, and much more.

Read More Read More October 2, 2023
Press

Maanch celebrates 5 years of innovation at the House of Lords

Maanch marked its 5-year milestone at the House of Lords, where it launched in 2018. Catch the highlights from the evening as Darshita Gillies expressed gratitude for the impactful journey with Maanch team, advisors, investors, clients, and the network. The event concluded with a confident outlook, foreseeing greater successes ahead and emphasising stewardship at the heart of financial decision-making.

Read More September 29, 2023
Press

Maanch secures funding to help asset managers improve their active ownership efforts

Maanch has successfully raised seed round funding from private investors, supporting its journey to enhance active asset ownership and responsible investment practices.

Read More September 7, 2023