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Episode 167 | June 26, 2022

System-Level Investing Generates Long-Term Returns

William Burckart, CEO at The Investment Integration Project

William Burckart is the CEO of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), a consulting firm that develops turnkey solutions to help investors manage systemic risks and opportunities in Sustainable and ESG Investing. Burckart co-authored “21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change” in 2021 with sustainable investing pioneer Steve Lydenberg, and  was a guest […]

Episode 164 | June 13, 2022

Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing

Sam Adams, CEO at Vert Asset Management

My podcast guest today is Sam Adams, CEO and Founder of Vert Asset Management. Sam is on a mission to help advisors invest sustainably for their clients. Adams and I talk about the book he has co-authored with Larry Swedroe, Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing. Each of the co-authors has brought their unique perspective […]

Episode 159 | May 15, 2022

The Difference Between ESG and Socially Responsible Investing

Sonia Kowal, President at Zevin Asset Management

Sonia Kowal, today’s podcast guest, made the following statement in a LinkedIn article in 2021, “ESG research and integration is part of an investment process to try and improve investment returns. It is not necessarily tied to values, ethics, morality, or mission.” But Kowal, who has been President of Zevin Asset Management since 2009, knows […]

Episode 140 | January 16, 2022

Berenberg’s Active Management Approach Drives ESG Integration

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 116 | May 3, 2021

Seeds: New Technology Builds on Inflection Point in ESG Investing

Zach Conway, Founder and CEO of Seeds, Managing Director of Conway Wealth

Seeds is an exciting new Technology platform that financial advisors can use with clients to help them align their values with their investments. Zach Conway, Founder and CEO of Seeds and Managing Director of Conway Wealth talks about how Seeds works and how it developed through his firm’s focus on balancing life and money. He […]

Episode 110 | February 16, 2021

Schroders Completes ESG Integration across all Investments in 2020

Sarah Bratton Hughes, Head of Sustainability, North America at Schroders

Hughes discusses their process for ESG integration, which includes Schroders Sustainability Accreditation, enabling clients to distinguish how ESG factors are considered across the firm’s products. The second phase of their process will include impactIQ, a platform encompassing the firm’s proprietary tools. impactIQ will enable Schroders to identify companies that build businesses that can adapt to […]

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 94 | August 24, 2020

Refinitiv Expands ESG Data Integration to Lipper Funds

Elena Philipova, Global Head ESG Proposition at Refinitiv

Philipova talks about the July 7 debut of Refinitiv’s Lipper Fund ESG Scores, which is expanding ESG data integration to the universe of funds Lipper tracks. We also discuss enhancements in Refinitiv’s ESG scoring methodology, making it more data driven by addressing major challenges like materiality, transparency stimulation, and size bias, and providing more industry-peer […]

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