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Episode 80 | April 27, 2020

Lessons from the Pandemic: Ignoring Science Carries Steep Cost

Georg Kell, Chairman of the Board at Arabesque

Kell, who is also a regular contributor to Forbes and the founding executive director of the UN Global Compact, talks about his recent article on the four lessons we should learn from the pandemic. Our conversation focused on Lesson #2: Prevention is better than cure. Kell discusses the danger of ignoring scientific evidence on climate […]

Episode 74 | April 1, 2020

Enviva’s Wood Pellets: A Low Carbon Renewables Solution

John Keppler, Chairman & CEO of Enviva LP

Keppler explains how 3.5 million metric tons of wood pellets allow heat generators and power producers to reduce their carbon footprint by up to 85% on a lifecycle basis and help meet their renewable energy generation goals. Enviva recently announced its 18th consecutive distribution increase and has generated an annualized total return to unitholders of […]

Episode 73 | March 23, 2020

Climate Risk Is a Present and Future Business Critical Issue

Joey Lake, Chief Operating Officer at The Climate Service (TCS)

Climate Risk is the largest idiosyncratic risk left unmeasured in the world today by asset managers and companies. Investors can capture climate risk opportunities not yet priced into company data by the markets.

Episode 69 | February 4, 2020

How WELL Certification is reducing global GHG Emissions

Rachel Gutter, President, International Well Building Institute (IWBI)

Gutter tells listeners how the International WELL Building Institute is advancing health and well-being for people around the globe through better buildings and communities and stronger organizations. The WELL Building Standard is now used by over 10,000 WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) world-wide, and there are over 500 million square feet of certified or registered […]

Episode 68 | January 26, 2020

Fixed Income Investing Accelerates Among UNPRI Signatories

Patrick Drum, Manager of Saturna Sustainable Bond Fund and Amana Participation Fund at Saturna Capital, Portfolio

Drum discusses the enormous potential for sustainable and green sovereign fixed income markets, especially given that 40% of global sovereign wealth fund assets are owned by less than 6% of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) signatories in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Episode 67 | January 14, 2020

Attacking the $800B Climate Infrastructure Deficit with Venture Debt

John McCartney, Founder at Artesian Capital Management

The global climate infrastructure deficit is $800 billion–a year! McCartney explains how Artesian Capital Management’s High Impact Green Bond Fund blends green bonds, venture debt, and asset backed securities related to clean energy infrastructure projects to address this serious funding shortfall.  

Episode 60 | October 22, 2019

The 2019 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations on Dec. 10

Jeffrey Gitterman, Co-Founding Partner, Gitterman Wealth Management

Gitterman talks about the extraordinary lineup of speakers for this year’s conference on the “business case” for Sustainable, Impact and ESG Investing. Financial advisors will dialogue with corporate executives like Jeffrey Eckel, Chairman, President and CEO of Hannon Armstrong,  asset managers like Saker Nusseibeh, CEO Hermes Investment Management, and ESG index builders like Mona Naqvi, […]

Episode 59 | October 7, 2019

Green Alpha Advisors Invests in Next Economy Leaders

Betsy Moszeter, Chief Operating Officer at Green Alpha Advisors

Moszeter talks about the 10th anniversary of the Next Economy Index SMA portfolio and its competitive returns since the 2008 launch.

Episode 53 | July 14, 2019

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

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

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.

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