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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 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 82 | May 11, 2020

Trucost Analyzes S&P Global’s Climate Risk

Rochele J. March, Manager, ESG innovation and Analytics at Trucost, part of S&P Global

Trucost is the sustainability analytics division of S&P. In 2019 March and her team did the first analysis of S&P Global using TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) metrics to look at S&P Global’s physical and transition risks related to climate change. March discusses the findings.

Episode 71 | March 18, 2020

Climate Change a Risk to All Stages of the Corporate Value Chain

Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Economist Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations

Harris explains how 40 years of scientific data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows the potential for Climate Risk to all stages of the business value chain, across all countries and economic sectors.

Episode 70 | February 12, 2020

How To Scale Your Cleantech Startup Faster

Kristin Barbato, Founder & CEO, Build Edison; Co-Founder, Dynamo Energy Hub

Barbato talks about Build Edison, her consulting company that de-risks and grows innovative technologies into revenue generating businesses, and Dynamo Energy Hub, a unique networking platform for clean techs, energy industry leaders, investors, and policymakers created to connect key stakeholders in the clean energy space.

Episode 66 | December 15, 2019

Impax approaching $20B AUM in Low Carbon Economy Investments

David Richardson, Executive Director of Business Development at Impax Asset Management

After two decades and with almost $20 billion in AUM, Impax’s investment thesis is driven by cost reductions in renewable energy technologies and government commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by the UK and the EU, as well as by “We Are Still In” member states, cities, and companies in the US.

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 Webinar | April 16, 2019

Climate Risk 2019: Global Capital Markets and Public Policy Options

Lisa Woll, CEO, US SIF; Jeff Gitterman, Co-founding Partner, Gitterman Wealth Management; Claudine Schneider, Founding President & former U.S. Congresswoman, Solar Alliance; Francis Condon, Executive Director - Sustainable & Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management

From 1998 to 2017 the global economic cost of climate-related disasters skyrocketed 151% over the previous 20 year period to $2.25 trillion. Join our expert panelists for a discussion about future climate risk assessment options for companies, investors, financial advisors and policymakers.

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