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What does the race to net zero carbon emissions represent for the investment community? And how can investor network initiatives like the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (‘IIGCC’) develop meaningful investment frameworks to support it?Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Brunel Pe…
 
How will the climate agenda change under the new Biden administration? Listen to Jason Mitchell talk with Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and former special assistant to President Obama, about how the White House will govern on climate through regulation and executive orders; what opportu…
 
Is ESG investment performance one of luck or skill? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Campbell Harvey, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, why purported claims around ESG performance are perhaps misguided, how the academic world is grappling with statistical evidence, and what makes a systemic risk like climat…
 
Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, discusses how the state, markets and the community have fared through the pandemic, the forces reshaping community, and how we can address inequality.For more information visit www.man.com/maninstitute/res…
 
How can companies become effective forces for good? Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman joins Jason Mitchell on this episode of ‘A Sustainable Future’ podcast to discuss his new foundation Imagine and its mission to help businesses fight inequality and climate change. In this far-reaching conversation, Paul talks through how the multi-stakeholder model…
 
How is the State of Illinois is embedding sustainability factors into its investment process? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Rodrigo Garcia, Deputy State Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for the Illinois State Treasury, how sustainability is driving his allocation and diversification process, what the implications could be for the Depa…
 
How is the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’) positioning itself as the EU’s climate bank? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the European Investment Bank, why the EU Recovery Plan represents Europe’s Roosevelt New Deal moment and what wider EU sustainable finance legislative efforts are doing to reinforce the EI…
 
How is the pandemic reshaping labour markets and labour rights? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, how trade unions are preparing for a pandemic-induced reallocation shock; what unions are doing to respond to systemic issues through climate action and the Just Trans…
 
How will the pandemic recast the social contract? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner, why a feminist critique of climate change and COVID-19 is necessary; how the pandemic amplifies inequities in power, privilege and justice; and what needs to be done by government, businesses a…
 
What are the second- and third-order implications of COVID-19? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, about the tragic irony of US and UK pandemic preparedness, what to make of antiviral and vaccine game changers, centralised versus de-centralised policy res…
 
What constitutes a responsible business, and what trade-offs does it involve? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Alex Edmans, author of Grow the Pie, how the relationship among stakeholders, shareholders and corporate purpose doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game, and why our expectations for companies and their contribution to society needs to be …
 
What are the organising principles and ambitions behind the Swedish AP National Pension Funds? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with John Howchin, Secretary General of the Swedish Council on Ethics, how the nature of stewardship through greater investor coordination and collaborative engagements has the power to reshape industry practices.For more …
 
Firms are increasingly setting committing to climate action and circular economy goals. But what that really mean? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Pia Heidenmark Cook, Chief Sustainability Officer of INGKA Group (IKEA), why establishing ambitious climate targets is vital and how they can be reinforced by the power of 100%.For more information…
 
The 2012 UK Stewardship Code broke new ground in establishing investor expectations. The new 2020 Code raises this benchmark by driving stewardship deeper in investment practice and activities. Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with the Financial Reporting Council and investors why the new Code is important and how expectations will only increase.Fo…
 
What has to happen to drive convergence in the area of sustainable finance and what are politicians ultimately solving for? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Arlene McCarthy OBE about the drivers behind the EU sustainable finance agenda and why expectations and approaches will only get more rigorous going forward.For more information visit www.…
 
More than half the world’s population lives in cities. Cities also represent 78% of global energy consumption and more than 60% of global emissions, which means they are vital for climate action. Lolita Jackson, Special Advisor on Climate Policy and Programs to the NYC Mayor’s Office, talks about how New York City is addressing climate change withi…
 
Despite the systemic risk it poses, climate change still remains largely outside the scope of traditional financial and asset allocation models. Are incentives like a US carbon price the right answer? And how can markets formally treat climate change as a risk factor? Bob Litterman, co-inventor of the Black-Litterman Model, discusses all this and w…
 
The growing complexity of data and our own cognitive biases often produce gaps in our understanding of the world and in the arc of socio-economic progress. Anna Rosling Rönnlund, co-author of New York Times-bestseller, Factfulness, talks about how these biases impede our ability to develop a fact-based worldview. We also discuss why a factfulness f…
 
US climate resilience is a complex mix of inter-agency coordination, national disaster insurance programs, building codes and support for scientific research. Which makes it incredibly vulnerable to the policy agenda of each administration. Learn how US climate policy responses are undermining critical infrastructure and agency support and why the …
 
Spain hasn't featured prominently within Europe's sustainable investing movement, having reversed its renewable energy ambitions and focused on an economy recovery post the Great Financial Crisis. But that is neither fair nor accurate. Learn how Spain has emerged as a leader behind the Just Transition and why its finance sector is now more sustaina…
 
Why are some central banks increasingly focused on the relationship between climate change and the global financial system while others remain disengaged? What are the limits to how central banks can address these issues? Learn why the Bank of England has emerged as one of the leading voices in articulating the financial risks of climate change, an…
 
No conversation about climate security is complete without considering it in an international context. But how seriously are defence ministries and militaries taking climate security? How are national defence and security strategy reports characterising the implications of climate change? What does the loss of Artic sea ice bode for national and co…
 
This episode marks the first of several exploring aspects of climate security. While climate change is a threat multiplier in terms of global security, it represents a risk multiplier from a domestic perspective. But what kind of government response should we expect to the new normal? Learn how the UK Environment Agency is leveraging resilience, gr…
 
China's top-down, state-led governance model requires a delicate balance between the environment and economic growth. But what happens when global growth slows? What does it portend for China's role in international climate change policy now that the United States has untethered itself from the Paris Agreement? Learn about the political imperative …
 
The international shipping industry is essential to maintaining global trade flows. But global trade comes at a cost. Shipping may be the least environmentally damaging form of commercial transport, but it still accounts for almost 3% of global carbon emissions. Learn why climate change represents an important factor for the international shipping …
 
How can governance be traced across corporate, government and institutional investor perspectives? Why is it critical that the success of a corporate benefit not just its shareholders but also its employees? And how can markets reconcile short-term and long-term pressures? Listen to Lord Ian Livingston, Chairman of Man Group, who draws from his exp…
 
What's the value of good governance? What’s a company's commitment to ESG reporting and greater transparency worth? Learn the story behind Japan's turn to corporate governance reform and how leaders like Dr Ryohei Yanagi are not only advocating for its wider adoption but also helping to define how we measure its success.For more information visit w…
 
What does sustainable investment mean to the world's largest academic endowment fund? Learn how Harvard's endowment fund, which supports 40% of the university's research, educational programs and financial aid, has emerged as a leader among endowment funds in applying sustainable and responsible investment principles.For more information visit www.…
 
How are pension savers reshaping investor sand corporate responses to climate risk disclosure and gender diversity? Who speaks for them and agitates on their behalf for change? Who has their back? Learn how ShareAction's approach to investor activism - galvanizing individual saver interests to ultimately influencing policy outcomes - creates a fair…
 
How do you go about jump starting an energy transition that has to balance ambitious environmental objectives with labour stability? Learn how Germany is working towards this in a plan to phase out coal by 2030, how the EU Parliament is redefining what sustainable finance really means and why environmental politics is ultimately about people.For mo…
 
Investors have traditionally been left out of the dialogue between states, NGOs, civil society and corporations on social and environmental issues. Learn how that's changing as international investor initiatives, like the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), are coalescing investor interests to replicate the success of the Paris Agreement i…
 
Listen to an inside account of the 2018 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, from judges' commentary to a final interview with the winning team from Singapore Management University. Learn how the winning idea - the ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund – not only helps farming communities in Southeast Asian countries to withstand extreme w…
 
Investors often play up the merits of active engagement with companies. But how does that work with sovereign nations, specifically with conflict-affected regions that generally fall on investors’ exclusion lists? Harriet Lamb explains how the role of NGOs like International Alert are working to provide guidance to sectors like extractive industrie…
 
Despite its early troubles, Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) has to be recognized as the most ambitious effort to apply market-based pricing to carbon emissions. Now, more than 10 years after the launch of EU-ETS, Europe is reinforcing the integrity of its carbon market alongside the emergence of other regional carbon markets like that in…
 
Do you ever find yourself imagining that the forces behind Big Oil are unstoppable, that little can be done to counter climate change? Edward Mason describes why the Church Commissioners for England, who took on Exxon in a multi-year effort to improve its climate change transparency and disclosure policies, should change that view. Learn how the Co…
 
Nick Robins discusses why frameworks like the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) are so important to ensuring the progress of sustainable development. Nick also explains why the Just Transition - an effort that combines the climate objectives with growth in green jobs formation - is critical to tackling the issue of economic inequ…
 
Are Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple the digital currencies of the future? Or are they just another asset bubble like the 17th century Dutch tulip mania? Professor Campbell Harvey explains why economists often underestimate the capabilities of cryptocurrencies as well as their underlying Blockchain technology. He also describes why Blockchain will tran…
 
Charles Donovan explains why it is critical for universities to develop postgraduate programmes that formally address the financial challenges and investment opportunities of climate change. Does the establishment of Imperial College's Climate Finance Centre represent greater private sector job opportunities in climate finance and strategy? What ki…
 
David Wood describes the evolution of responsible investment - its approaches and institutions like the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment - over the last decade. Wood also explains why the need for a framework to economic inequality is essential in understanding the systemic risks it represents for society at large. How…
 
Dr Rachel Melsom describes why investor engagement with the tobacco industry, relative for instance to the fossil fuel industry, is futile because of its negative health and social repercussions. She also explains why international policy momentum - the WHO Tobacco Convention, the UN Global Compact Statement and the UN's Sustainable Development Goa…
 
Ece Ozdemiroglu explains why current accounting methodologies like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) used to measure economic and financial performance misrepresent the underlining value of our natural resources, from fisheries and forests to mineral deposits and water resources. How will natural capital accounting help us to more sustainably manage our…
 
Professor Ken McPhail discusses why rights - human, political, social, labour or environmental - have historically been so difficult to define, and why the S (Social) in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) analysis provides an opportunity to better develop accounting practices for assessing the costs of rights to society, investors and corpo…
 
Professor Mike Cho describes why South Korean corporates have historically underperformed their global peers on corporate governance metrics, and why the new administration under President Moon promises to usher in a spate of reforms in this area. What will this mean for family-run Korean conglomerates, otherwise known as chaebols? How is South Kor…
 
https://archive.org/download/AnInterviewWithBartBambury/An%20Interview%20with%20Bart%20Bambury.mp3 The first in the “An Interview with…..”series. Locked in the Library An Interview with Bart Bambury. An Interview with Bart Banbury playlist: __ATA.cmd.push(function() { __ATA.initDynamicSlot({ id: 'atatags-26942-5f3e563cc4b84', location: 120, formFac…
 
From the moment you step on campus through to up to two years after you graduate you'll find the Placement and Careers Centre ready and waiting to help you find work. We talk to team members Alison Taylor and Raj Sidhu who will be there to help you throughout your studies. They talk us through the services provided by: Job Shop Placement Careers We…
 
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