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Episode 140 | January 16, 2022

Berenberg’s Active Management Approach Drives ESG Integration

with Rupini Deepa Rajagopalan, Head of ESG Office, Wealth and Asset Management, at Berenberg

My guest today, Dr. Rupini Deepa Rajagopalan, was tasked with launching the ESG office in 2018 at Berenberg Wealth and Asset Management. Berenberg is one of the oldest banks in the world, founded in 1590. As Head of ESG Office, Rupini has been working with its asset management teams to integrate ESG strategies throughout their […]

Episode 139 | January 9, 2022

How Your Employees Can Avoid Being Hacked While Working Remotely

with Penelope Bise, Chief Cybersecurity Expert at ImpactVest

A recent Gartner survey reports a huge increase in spending on information security and risk technology: from 6.4% in 2020 to 12.4% in 2021, with spending reaching $150 billion. Joining us today is Penelope Bise, Chief Cybersecurity Expert at ImpactVest. Bise has an important message, especially for smaller financial services firms, who are even more […]

Episode 138 | January 2, 2022

Global Asset Owner Sustainability Survey Shows Dramatic ESG Growth

with Tony Campos, Head of Sustainable Investment for the Americas at FTSE Russell

On the program today Campos, Head of Sustainable Investment for the Americas at FTSE Russell, gives key takeaways from the 2021 edition of the Global Asset Owner Sustainability Survey. This survey comprises institutional asset owners, most managing 10B+ in assets. In 2021, 84% of the respondents said they are implementing or evaluating sustainable investment considerations […]

Episode 137 | December 26, 2021

Why the S in ESG Is Finally Being Recognized as a Key Performance Factor

with Bonnie-Lyn de Bartok, Founder, CEO, Director of The S Factor Co.

Too often investors focus only on the E and the G in ESG investing: the environmental and governance factors. But what about the S factor, and why should investors and advisors care? Joining us today is Bonnie-Lyn de Bartok, Founder, CEO, Director of The S Factor Co., and she’s going to tell us why, and […]

Episode 136 | December 19, 2021

MSCI Goes Deep on Carbon Budget Analysis

with Bruce Kahn, Executive Director and Climate Solutions Specialist at MSCI

MSCI has just come out with its new Climate Search and ESG Rating Tool that gives investors and advisors access to data on two of the most important climate issues: temperature rise and decarbonization targets. Bruce Kahn is Executive Director and Climate Solutions Specialist at MSCI and teaches Sustainable Finance at Columbia University. Kahn joins […]

Episode 135 | December 12, 2021

Climate Change As a Mega Trend Driving Policy & Performance

with Casey C. Clark, Deputy CIO and Global Head of ESG Investments, Rockefeller Asset Management

Climate Change is a Mega Trend that is reshaping economies and markets, perhaps for decades to come. Casey Clark, Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of ESG Investments at Rockefeller Asset Management, calls this the Climate Change Flow Through Effect, which he believes is positively impacting stock prices. Clark talks about how this mega […]

Episode 134 | December 5, 2021

HEVO: A Trailblazer in Democratizing EV Ownership

with Jeremy McCool, Founder and CEO of HEVO

HEVO’s new commercial partnership with Oakridge National Laboratories will revolutionize wireless EV charging. Jeremy McCool, Founder and CEO of HEVO, a pioneer in EV wireless charging, software, and services, describes how this new partnership gives HEVO access to Department of Energy EV charging technologies, accelerating the development of faster charging times, vehicle to grid access, […]

Episode 133 | December 1, 2021

Code Red for Climate Drives The Great Repricing

with Jeff Gitterman, Co-Founding Partner & Creator of Sustainable, Impact, and ESG Investing Services at Gitterman Wealth Management

Climate experts are telling us that Planet Earth is in “code red.” My guest today, Jeff Gitterman, Co-Founding Partner and creator of Sustainable, Impact, and ESG Investing Services at Gitterman Wealth Management, explains what code red means for the financial markets. What Gitterman calls “The Great Repricing,” is catalyzing asset repricing across all regions, asset […]

Episode 132 | November 28, 2021

Actis Leads a Whole-Economy Approach to Performance & Impact

with Shami Nissan, Head of Sustainability at Actis

How can investors participate in a whole-economy transition in developing markets while achieving robust returns? My guest today is Shami Nissan, Head of Sustainability at Actis, a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure, and in 2019, the second largest renewable energy installer in the world. We discuss exciting investor opportunities in renewables, digital infrastructure, and […]

Episode 131 | November 21, 2021

Public & Private Partnerships Drive $300B in Sustainable Infrastructure

with Trenton Allen, Managing Director & CEO of Sustainable Capital Advisors

The building industry is transforming as energy efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and green technologies create safer, healthier, more productive work environments. My guest today, Trenton Allen, Managing Director & CEO of Sustainable Capital Advisors, explains how Public and private partnerships are driving $300 billion in sustainable urban infrastructure opportunities over the next 5 years. Allen […]