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Episode 53 | July 14, 2019

2019 SDG Advocates Raise Awareness for the UN’s Sustainability Agenda

with Robert Skinner, Executive Director at UN Office for Partnerships

Skinner talks about the 2019 class of SDG advocates recently appointed by the Secretary General to highlight achieving the UN SDG’s agenda for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

Episode 52 | July 9, 2019

30 Years of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman

with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman

Bailey, Neuberger Berman’s second generation leader of ESG investing, talks about the firm’s 30 years of competitive performance in active portfolio management.

Episode 51 | July 3, 2019

Hazel Henderson and Tim Nash Present the 2019 Green Transition Scoreboard

with Hazel Henderson, Founder and President, Ethical Markets Media and Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist and Founder of Good Investing

Henderson and Nash talk about the main focus of this year’s Green Transition Scoreboard: Transitioning to Science-Based Investing.

Episode 50 | June 25, 2019

Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to Advising Family Offices and Foundations

with Karen Wawrzaszek, Senior Director of Financial Planning at Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney

Wawrzaszek discusses the firm’s entrepreneurial approach to strategic planning and investment advice across multiple generations of family wealth.

Episode 49 | June 17, 2019

Allianz Global Investors Combines Active Management and Shareholder Advocacy

with Christian McCormick, CFA, Director and Senior ESG Specialist with Allianz Global Investors

McCormick shares his experience of shareholder advocacy–in 2018 the firm participated in 8,500 shareholder meetings. Alliance GI reported poor links between executive pay and company performance and voted against 74% of compensation proposals in the U.S.

Episode 48 | June 9, 2019

How MPOWERD Is Becoming a Global Leader in Solar Powered LED Lighting

with Seungah Jeong, President and CEO MPOWERD INC

Since I interviewed Jeong a year ago, MPOWERD has increased the number of people whose lives benefit from Luci lights to 3 million from 2.3 million. In this interview she shares how they’ve become the leader in solar powered portable lighting, and as a centennial partner for Save the Children Foundation are distributing 10,000 Luci […]

Episode 47 | June 3, 2019

AB’s Municipal Impact Strategy Delivers Performance and Opportunity

with Eric Glass, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Impact Strategy at AllianceBernstein

Listen to the story of how Glass created AllianceBernstein’s Municipal Impact Strategy to invest in underserved and low-socio-economic status communities. Glass explains how investing healthcare, education, mass transit, water/waste water and renewable energy infrastructure can generate a 4% tax-exempt yield on investment.

Episode 46 | May 30, 2019

New Challenges, New Opportunities: The 2019 US SIF Conference

with Lisa Woll, CEO at US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Woll discusses hot topics on the agenda for this year’s conference, like potential changes in the Department of Labor guidelines for ESG investment strategies in ERISA-governed retirement plans and this year’s key advocacy initiatives being deployed by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.

Episode 45 | May 20, 2019

Generating Alpha Through Active Portfolio Management at Brown Advisory

with Karina Funk, Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Head of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory

Funk shares her three criteria for choosing companies with sustainable business advantages (SBAs) for the Brown Advisory Large Cap Sustainable Growth Portfolio, which invests in companies that will thrive in a resource-constrained world.

Episode 44 | May 13, 2019

Growing Impact Investing and Reducing Greenwashing

with Gil Crawford, CEO MicroVest

Impact investing is growing fast but greenwashing is increasing due to lack of regulatory oversight. Crawford brings his 25 years of experience in micro finance and the capital markets to this discussion of the World Bank’s newly launched operating principles designed to reduce greenwashing in the impact investing landscape.