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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 98 | September 28, 2020

How Marsh & McLennan Is Addressing the Sustainable Finance Revolution

Alex Bernhardt, Director, Marsh & McClennan Companies Advantage group

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 […]

Episode WEBCAM | September 9, 2020

Webcam: ESG Fund Performance Amidst Covid-19

Paul Ellis, Paul Ellis Consulting; Katherine Davidson, Portfolio Manager/Global Sector Specialist at Schroders; Marie-Sophie Pastant, Head of the ETF & Index Management team, BNP Paribas Asset Management; Jake Moeller, Senior Investment Consultant at Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research

In investment management, performance during a crisis is a way to highlight a fund’s strength or weakness. Indeed, proving that your fund performed better than the market over a long period can drive AUM growth. In the current crisis, 66% of sustainable funds have performed better than their category average, according to Morningstar Direct data. […]

Episode 95 | August 31, 2020

Palladium Catalyzes Inclusive Growth Towards Financial & Social Impact

Christina Shim, Managing Director, Commercial Innovation Practice for the Americas & Head of New York office at Palladium

Shim talks about Palladium’s focus on inclusive growth beyond Covid-19. By acting as a  catalyst, Palladium helps individual companies, for example a mining company or a multinational chocolate company, to broaden their thinking to include the circular economy. By collaborating across sectors, including governments, NGO’s, and local economies, a company can achieve both profitable and […]

Episode 91 | August 3, 2020

Nuveen Survey Shows Dramatic Increase in Responsible Investing

Megan Fielding, Senior Director, Responsible Investing at Nuveen & Head of Strategic Partnerships

Here are just a few striking data points Fielding talks about: (1) US investors poured $20.6B into ESG focused funds in 2019. (2) 70% of advisors cite superior risk management and better performance as the top reasons why their high network clients invest in responsible investing, as opposed to 39% in 2018. (3) For the […]

Episode 90 | July 27, 2020

Bruce Herbert: Using Shareholder Engagement to Change Corporate Behavior

Bruce Herbert, CEO of Newground Social Investment, SPC & Investor Voice, SPC

Herbert is an independent shareholder advocate, and a pioneer in the field beginning in the 90s when he served on the national governing board with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). He talks in detail about the engagement process and how to convert an adversarial approach into a conversation that brings results, including working […]

Episode 75 | April 6, 2020

Morningstar’s 2019 Sustainable Funds Landscape Report

Jon Hale, Global Head of Sustainability Research at Morningstar, Inc.

A couple of the most encouraging findings from this report are the strong performance of sustainable funds compared to the total mutual fund universe and the dramatic increase in asset flows to sustainable funds during 2019, especially during the record-breaking 4th quarter.

Episode 73 | March 23, 2020

Climate Risk Is a Present and Future Business Critical Issue

Joey Lake, Chief Operating Officer at The Climate Service (TCS)

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.

Episode 65 | December 11, 2019

Turnkey Solutions for Donor Advised Fund Impact Investing

Adam Rein, Co-Founder of CapShift

Rein highlights CapShift’s data and advisory services on over 500 qualified, public and private impact investment options for the $110 billion donor advised fund (DAF) market.

Episode 63 | November 21, 2019

How Key Risk Indicators Influence Fixed-Income Investment

Alessia Falsarone, Head of Sustainable Investing, Senior Portfolio and Risk Strategist for Developed Markets Fixed Income at PineBridge Investments

Falsarone explains how applying fewer financially material metrics in the portfolio selection process creates a better backdrop for risk adjusted out-performance in developed credit markets.

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