Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast
Bespoke ESG Materiality Data vs. Broad ESG data: Why We Need Both?
Season 31, Ep. 2
Materiality is one of the most critical aspects of ESG for many investors. The key question is whether investors should only look at those ESG issues that are material for a given company or consider a broad set of ESG factors that are comparable across businesses? Learn more in our interview with Meg Starr, the Global Head of Impact at The Carlyle Group.
Social Bonds Q&A: What Makes a Good COVID-19 Bond and What to Expect Post-Crisis
Season 2, Ep. 30
In April, $12.7 billion worth of social bonds were issued around the world, more than the total amount raised in 2019. What role will COVID-19 bonds play in the post-crisis world, and what makes a good Corona bond? Discover our panel discussion with Viola Lutz (ISS ESG), Federico Pezzolato (ISS Corporate Solutions), and Christopher Wigley.
Investing in Healthcare: Smarter Strategies & Greater Impact in 2020
Season 2, Ep. 29
Get a 360° overview of the key sustainable healthcare investment opportunities in Q2/Q3 2020. Find out which areas are the most promising, how to manage risk, and what to expect as we move forward with tackling the global health crisis. Tune into our interview with Sanjiv Talwar, Senior Healthcare Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Invesco and John Divine, Senior Investing Reporter at U.S. News and World Report.
Sustainable Workplace Post-COVID: Healthy Buildings, Remote Working and Impact Investment Opportunities
Season 2, Ep. 28
Could sustainable buildings have reduced the spread of the virus? Can they help us prevent future outbreaks? Will cities remain the economic powerhouses, and how can companies manage work processes safely? There are certain opportunities that responsible investors can tap into right now...and certain measures corporate offices in cities will have to take to start reopening.Tune into our interview with Julie Lein, Managing Partner at the Urban Innovation Fund and John Haugen, Sustainability & Green Building Consultant.
The Role of Banks in Sustainable Finance & Crisis Mitigation + The Fossil Fuel Challenge
Season 2, Ep. 27
Edelman's latestTrust Barometershows that trust in the financial services sector surged to a record high of 65% - a drastic change compared to the 2008 financial crisis. So what is the role of banks (and especially - central banks) in driving the sustainability agenda and mitigating the COVID crisis? And, with climate risk becoming more tangible each day, how should investors address the fossil fuel challenge? Tune into our interview with Christian Deseglise - Head of Sustainable Finance and Investments at HSBC.
Canada's ESG Arena: Spotting Positive Trends Despite Crisis + Best Vector for Impact Investors
Season 2, Ep. 26
The global crisis does not seem to trigger a decline in sustainable finance. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Tune in the interview with Dustyn Lanz, CEO at the Responsible Investment Association, and Kelly Gauthier, Managing Director at Rally Assets, to learn more about the current situation in Canada and explore timely tips for impact investors.
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) - Untapped Sources for Social Impact Investment?
Season 2, Ep. 25
DAFs have exploded in recent years with well over a hundred billion dollars in assets as of May 2020. Yet, it remains a largely untapped source of social impact investment, and it's getting especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis and growing attention to investing in healthcare. Discover our interview with Rick Davis (LOHAS Advisors) to learn more.
COVID-19 Lessons: How to Measure "S" and "G" in ESG?
Season 2, Ep. 24
With the current crisis, we can expect a greater focus on the "S" and "G" parts of ESG. But can ethical labor be considered financially material? Is there an overlap between social metrics and governance metrics?And what are the top 3 components that investors should look at when considering social and governance factors? Explore our interview with Guillaume Mascotto, Vice President and Head of ESG at American Century Investments.
ESG and Long-Term Planning Can Play a Pivotal Role in the Post-Crisis Recovery
Season 2, Ep. 23
What role ESG, long-term planning and sustainable funds will play in the post-crisis recovery? How can they help us prevent similar economic and business shocks? Tune in to hear our interview with Helene Li, the founder of GoImpact (+ learn about the projections for the sustainable finance in Asia)