Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast
Bob Litterman: 'We need a price on carbon'
Season 3, Ep. 79
We’ll be back in the new year with new episodes of the Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives podcast, but today we have a special bonus episode, featuring a conversation with Bob Litterman, founding partner at Kepos Capital. Prior to Kepos Capital, Bob led a U.S. subcommittee appointed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission created to explore climate-related risk during the previous United States administration.Bob caught up with guest interviewer Jamie McDonald in California, and chatted about why America hasn’t done enough, what needs to happen to put us on the right path, and why it’s now time to put a price on carbon.
FTSE Russell CEO: 'Time is running out'
Season 3, Ep. 78
We’ll be back in the new year with new episodes of the Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives podcast, but today we have a special bonus episode for you, featuring a conversation with FTSE Russell CEO Arne Staal. FTSE Russell is a global index provider and research house, and a sister company to Refinitiv under the LSEG umbrella. By latest estimates, around $18 trillion of capital are benchmarked against their indices.Arne caught up with guest interviewerJamie McDonald in California about what it will take for sustainable investing to matter at scale, why transparency is key, and his concerns about greenwashing.Transcript: https://www.ftserussell.com/blogs/ftse-russell-ceo-climate-and-sustainable-investing-time-running-out
Supply chain pain and HP’s sustainable business journey
Season 3, Ep. 77
Supply chain pain is persistent and is likely to linger well into 2022 and tech companies no doubt are feeling a lot of that pain. Is there a way for tech companies to solve for supply chain issues while having a positive environmental impact and also generating revenues?In this episode, Keesa Schreane is joined by Christoph Schell, Chief Commercial Officer at HP, who shares HP’s journey through supply chain concerns and building a sustainable business. Christoph has been with HP for more than 22 years and has held senior management roles across the globe, most recently as the President of 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing.
The Market Correction Possibility & ESG Investing
Season 3, Ep. 76
Welcoming back our first ever podcast guest, Nikita Singhal, who is the Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG at Lazard Asset Management. Nikita oversees the firm's ESG integration strategy and co-chairs the firm’s ESG Steering Group and sits on the firm’s Proxy Voting Committee. She also leads client engagement and thought leadership on ESG topics.We're hearing a lot about the possibility of a market correction in the near term - what does this mean for ESG investing and what are the effects on ESG portfolios? What do investors need to think about, especially in this low-yield environment?
Why ESG in the Credit Markets is not "Niche"
Season 3, Ep. 75
We welcome Agnes Gourc, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets at BNP Paribas, as she joins Keesa to explore why she strongly believes ESG in the Credit Markets should not be considered "niche" markets. They also discuss the success factors and how education goes both ways between companies and investors and the importance of everyone speaking the same language when we talk about what we want to measure.
The Importance of Second-Chance Hiring: Employing People with Criminal Records
Season 3, Ep. 74
Jeffrey Korzenik is Chief Investment Strategist for one of America's largest commercial banks, responsiblefor the allocation guidance for over US$40 billion in investments.He is a leading expert on the reemployment of people with criminal records and the author ofthe new book, "Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community". Today, Keesa and Jeff discuss the topic and importance of second-chance hiring, how it is part of the overall 'S' in corporation's ESG responsibilities, the current data trends in relation to diversity and inclusion and much more.
The Cost of Poor Quality Jobs
Season 3, Ep. 73
Disengaged workers cost the US Economy $450-550 billionper year. How do we move from this to ensuring that employees are engaged and satisfied?Keesa is speaking with Sarah Bratton-Hughes, Head of Sustainability, North America at Schroders, discussing the the theme of 'quality jobs'. Sarah believes this is not as simple as meaning just 'higher wages', but it is about including other key needs and opportunities, how the jobs impact companies and their culture and the statistics in relation to the demographic of women and women of color.
[Limited Series] The Path to COP26: The Role of Climate Data in Achieving Net Zero
Season 3, Ep. 72
Welcome to the first episode of our Limited Series surrounding COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. There is no one size fits all to drawing up and implementing a climate change strategy, but there can be best practices. Now, we see investors moving forward in implementing their response to climate change. To help us understand the steps followed and frameworks of these investors, companies and broader society involvement, we have Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change at Principles for Responsible Investment and COP26 High-Level Champions Team Finance Lead, and David Harris, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Data & Analytics, London Stock Exchange Group.We hope you enjoy this episode and please subscribe to avoid missing out on these important conversations.
How Can ESG Benefit Private Credit & Private Equity Areas?
Season 3, Ep. 71
Today, we welcome Mathieu Chabran, Co-founder ofTikehau Capital, a global alternative assetmanager with $33.5B AUM, on the podcast as we talk about how ESG information can help those in the private credit and private credit areas, the energy transition space and other sustainable initiatives.