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Episode 109 | January 21, 2021

New Analytics Tools Provide ESG Data on Thousands of Companies

Reto Ringger, CEO & Founder, Globalance

Ringger brings 25 years of experience as a pioneer in sustainable finance to his new company, Globalance. The company is designed to be an interactive platform for investors to assess current portfolios against other models and indexes. Ringger talks about how investors can use the Globalance Footprint, an analytic tool that provides economic, social, and […]

Episode 108 | January 11, 2021

ISS ESG’s New Indexes Raise the Bar on Diversity & Governance

Viola Lutz, Associate Director & Head of Investor Consulting at ISS ESG

Lutz describes the new US Diversity Index, the first of its kind for US companies and directors that includes ethnicity along with gender. We also discuss the launch of the Governance QualityScore (GQS) Index family, designed to help investors identify large and mid-cap companies with strong board structure and shareholder rights as well as those […]

Episode 107 | January 4, 2021

Diversity Wins, Inclusion Matters

Eve Ellis, Wealth Advisor, William Blair

Ellis, together with Nikolay Djibankov, leads the Matterhorn Group at William Blair, a full-service wealth advisory group developing and executing sophisticated financial and philanthropic plans for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit institutions. Ellis and I talk about their two portfolios: The Gender Parity Strategy and the The Matterhorn/Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. Ellis explains how the […]

Episode 106 | December 28, 2020

Labeled Bonds: The Secular Shift to a Sustainable, Global Economy

James Rich, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aegon Asset Management

As the key developer of the sustainable investing framework for Aegon Asset Management, Rich focuses on how to invest alongside sustainable megatrends in fixed income. We talk about the huge issuance of labeled bonds ($444B in 2020): green bonds, social bonds, and sustainable bonds. Rich shares a practical approach to identifying sustainable megatrends and opportunities […]

Episode 105 | December 15, 2020

ImpactVest: New Private Equity Firm Focuses on Mission Driven Enterprises

Aisha Williams, Founder & CEO at ImpactVest

After eight years doing development work in the public sector as a U.S. Federal Government Boren Scholar, and four years in the private banking industry focused on ESG and SRI, Williams has recently launched ImpactVest, dedicated to private equity impact strategies that use the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) tenets. Williams shares the startling statistic […]

Episode 104 | December 2, 2020

How ESG Regulation Affects the Cost of Capital

Jake Moeller, Senior Investment Consultant at Square Mile Investment & Research

Jake Moeller, Senior Investment Consultant at Square Mile, talks about the dramatic increase in assets under management going into sustainable and responsible investment strategies globally since 2016, with 30%+ AUM in both the U.S. and Europe incorporating ESG analysis. Moeller and I discuss how Europe continues to be 5+ years ahead of the U.S. in […]

Episode 103 | November 23, 2020

What’s Ahead for ESG Research and Analytics?

Iyassu Essayas, Director of ESG Research at Parnassus

According to Essayas, the Covid-19 pandemic and the growing number of storms, fires, and other environmental disasters have affected every aspect of ESG analytics across all sectors of the economy. What will this mean over the next few years? Join us for this discussion as Essays explains that ESG metrics will be more dynamic, with […]

Episode 102 | November 2, 2020

How Climate Risk Scores and Scenario Analysis Drive Investor Decisions

Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder & CEO at Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

Four Twenty Seven promotes climate adaptation and resilient investment through the integration of climate science into business and policy decisions, particularly their climate risk scores for listed securities, risk assessments for real estate, and intelligence services for scenario analysis. In our conversation Mazzacurati also talks about the increasing number of carbon neutrality declarations from corporate […]

Episode 101 | October 19, 2020

A New Education & Collaboration Network for Sustainable Finance

Phil Kirshman, Founder, Impact Metropolis

After many years in the asset management industry, Kirshman launched Impact Metropolis as a social network and video hosting site dedicated to the sustainable and impact investing community. According to Kirshman, as sustainable investing becomes more mainstream, collaboration and sharing of information is being impacted. Kirshman describes how Impact Metropolis is both aggregating resources across […]

Episode 100 | October 12, 2020

Turnkey Group Focuses on Risk & Sustainable Growth in Asian Markets

Tony Wines, CEO of Turnkey Group

Turnkey Group is a global company focusing on high growth markets in Asia. Wines started the company in 2016 to provide a risk and sustainability platform for company strategy. We talked about enhancements to Turnkey’s Sustain-Tech software suite, particularly setting KPIs that include corporate security, regulatory changes, more transparent supply chains, and managing employee health […]

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