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Episode 123 | September 10, 2021

Federated Hermes’ Sophisticated Approach to ESG Risk & Opportunity

Dr. Sotiria Anagnostou, ESG Analyst-Responsible Investing Office, Federated Hermes

Federated Hermes, with $600B in assets, is one of the largest sustainable asset managers in the industry. Dr. Sotiria Anagnostou shares with listeners how their Responsible Investing Office has implemented a sophisticated in-house ESG data analytics and engagement strategy. Based on more than 20 years of experience, Federated Hermes has honed their approach. Their global […]

Episode 121 | July 13, 2021

The New Industrial Revolution: ECOZ Wins Best ESG ETF for 2020

Linda Zhang, Founder and CEO of Purview Investments

The ETF that Zhang manages and subadvises for, ECOZ, won the best new ESG ETF for 2020. We talk about how ECOZ’s carbon footprint is 85% lower than the S&P 500 Index. Zhang looks for companies that are focused on economic policy, corporate demand for clean energy, and significantly lower technology costs. These factors drive […]

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 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 49 | June 17, 2019

Allianz Global Investors Combines Active Management and Shareholder Advocacy

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.

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