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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 56 | August 19, 2019

The DWS ESG Gatekeeper for Municipal Bond Credit Analysis

Adam Kennedy, Vice President of Municipal Bond Research at DWS

Kennedy and team provide ESG spotlight credit information to investors in the firm’s municipal bond SMA portfolios. We discuss ESG issues related to bonds from New York, Ohio and California.

Episode 54 | July 29, 2019

The JUST Factor Report and Index Beating Performance

Lorraine Wilson, Director, Investment Products at JUST Capital

Wilson talks about the latest JUST Factor Report and explains the unique way in which a JUST Capital index was constructed and has performed  by comparison with the Russell 1000 Index.

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.

Episode 51 | July 3, 2019

Hazel Henderson and Tim Nash Present the 2019 Green Transition Scoreboard

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 48 | June 9, 2019

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

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

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 45 | May 20, 2019

Generating Alpha Through Active Portfolio Management at Brown Advisory

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 43 | May 8, 2019

How Nuveen Is Addressing the Responsible Investing Taxonomy Problem

Amy O'Brien, Head of Responsible Investing at Nuveen, a TIAA company

How do advisors and asset managers integrate portfolio strategies, shareholder activism and other investor motivations? O’Brien describes Nuveen’s rigorous, platform-wide approach.

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