Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast
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.
Rapid ESG Growth: Understanding Millennials & the Rise of Mobile Experiences
Season 3, Ep. 70
Welcome back to the Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives podcast. In this episode, Keesa chats with Charles Smith, Head of Digital Solutions at Refinitiv, covering recent reports about digitization in the wealth space, it's surprising findings, the rapid surge of interest in ESG investing today and how it is set to increase.Charles Smith spent 8 years as a Managing Director in EY’s Wealth and Asset Management practice where he worked extensively with many of the top 10 US financial services institutions on key wealth management areas such as product strategy, client and advisor experience design and development, retirement, operating model development, process improvement, platform implementation and service delivery strategy. Prior to EY, Charles had senior leadership roles at Fiserv/CheckFree, Misys (now Finastra) and Thomson Financial (now Refinitiv).
Investing Impacting Humanity: The Path to a Cleaner Electric Grid
Season 3, Ep. 69
Today, we introduce the Founder & CEO of Humankind Investments, James Katz. Humankind Investment's mission is to invest and encourage others to invest in ways that are best for humanity. James and Keesa talk about where we are in the journey to a cleaner electric grid, his thoughts on the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, the impacts of cryptocurrency and the future of divestment.
New Climate Data: How is climate change priced into the market?
Season 3, Ep. 68
Climate risks have been reflected across sectors and industries for some time, and now it looks like they may even be reflected in public debt and even specific securities. Today, we talk to Shehriyar Antia, Vice President, Head of Thematic Research at PGIM, who will give us insight into how climate change is being priced into the market and the repercussions of this for investors.Shehriyar Antia is an award-winning macroeconomist with capital market experience in Asia and the US. During the financial crisis, Shehriyar led several analytical initiatives for senior policy makers in Washington and New York around the Fed’s QE programs. In 2013, Shehriyar left the New York Fed and established a bespoke economic research shop—Macro Insight Group—to provide independent macro research to institutional investors primarily in Europe and Asia. In 2017, Shehriyar was appointed Chief US Economist for Nippon Life Global Investors. He joined PGIM in 2019 as the Head of Thematic Research. Shehriyar has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Columbia University.
Islamic Finance: The Alignment with ESG Investing
Season 3, Ep. 67
Join our latest episode with Umer Suleman and Mustafa Adil as they talk about Islamic Finance - financial inclusion, economic activity with wealth, equality and stewardship. What can Islamic finance offer ESG investors?Umer Suleman currently serves as the Head of Advisory Board for Wahed UK, the world's largest Islamic Fintech.He also sits on the board of the UKIFC and is the Business & Economics Advisor to the Islamic Council of Europe.Mustafa Adil is the Head of Islamic Finance, Data & Analytics for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). He is responsible for leading the Islamic finance and Islamic markets business for the organization, providing knowledge solutions and bespoke services to support the continued growth and increasing depth of the Islamic finance industry.