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Episode 44 | May 13, 2019

Growing Impact Investing and Reducing Greenwashing

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.  

Episode 37 | March 16, 2019

ESG Metrics and Shareholder Advocacy Drive Appleseed’s Top Performance on Morningstar World Allocation

Matt Blume, Portfolio Manager and Head of ESG Research, Appleseed Capital

APPLX ended 2018 with performance in the top 5% of Morningstar’s World Allocation category for 1, 3 and 10 years. Blume tells us how shareholder advocacy can influence the integration of ESG metrics into the long term value creation of companies owned in the Appleseed Fund (APPLX), for which his firm is the adviser.

Episode 34 | February 23, 2019

Beyond Risk & Return: Purpose Driven Investment at Bernstein

Michael Lear, Vice President & CFA, Bernstein Private Wealth Management

After two decades integrating impact and values-driven purpose into equity and fixed income portfolio strategies for entrepreneurs, foundations and family offices, Lear is a man on a mission: using public and private capital market funding to help his clients achieve sustainable investment goals.

Episode 29 | January 10, 2019

Funding Municipal Infrastructure through the UN Capital Development Fund

Jaffer Marchano, Global Program Manager of Municipal Investment Finance (MIF) Program in New York

Marchano, municipal finance expert with the UNCDF, talks about the upcoming launch of the International Municipal Development Fund and how investors can address climate risk issues in developing countries.

Episode 11 | August 9, 2018

SDG-related Investment Opportunities

Holly Ruxin, CEO and founder, Montcalm TCR

UN Sustainable Development Goal-related investment opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon economy are expanding rapidly. Hear how you can take advantage of these opportunities from Holly Ruxin, CEO and founder of Montcalm TCR, a certified B Corp wealth management firm

Episode 10 | July 29, 2018

SDG #2: Zero Hunger

John Streur, CEO, Calvert Research and Management

Streur brings his 25 years of leadership in sustainable investment to bear on UN Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero Hunger. How can investors help to achieve this goal during a period of explosive global population growth?

Episode 9 | July 18, 2018

SDG #12: Sustainable Consumption and Production

Maureen Kline, VP Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli Tire North America

UN Sustainable Development Goal #12: Sustainable consumption and production—where the rubber meets the road. Kline explains how the tires on your car today could be the road you drive on in the future!

Episode 7 | July 5, 2018

SDG #15: Life on Land

Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Asset Management

Life on Land, UN Sustainable Development Goal #15, brings out the best in Samuelrich. In this podcast she talks about how shareholder engagement with companies and their supply chains can produce good business results.

Episode 5 | June 19, 2018

SDG #13: Climate Action

Scott Klimo, CIO, Saturna Capital

Climate Action, UN Sustainable Development Goal #13, is on most investors’ minds. In this podcast Klimo talks to advisors about long-term climate-focused portfolio strategies that he recommends to investors.

Episode 4 | June 11, 2018

SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Patrick Doherty, Co-Founder, Long Haul Capital Group

Doherty, co-founder of Long Haul Capital’s innovative lending program and co-author of “The New Grand Strategy”, sees an opportunity to make walkable towns and cities the key to a successful U.S. economic future.

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