Luma Saqqaf, the CEO of Ajyal Sustainability Consulting, has spent three decades at the forefront of Islamic finance, sustainability and entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa, also known as the MENA region. She is a regular adviser to regulators in MENA including the Dubai Financial Market. In today’s program we discuss the impacts […]
How concerned do you think U.S. investors are about how the companies they invest in behave? Listen to today’s program to find out the results of Schroders’ annual Investor Study. My guest is Sarah Bratton Hughes, Global Head of Sustainability Solutions at Schroders. We discuss how climate change, corporate accountability, and social issues in the […]
Marsh & McClennan, the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, offers sustainable finance capabilities across all four businesses (Marsh, Mercer, Oliver Wyman and Guy Carpenter). In our podcast, Bernhardt talks about how the sustainable finance revolution is impacting asset valuations related to physical and transition climate risk as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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