In this episode, Nico chats to Jason Mitchell, co-head of Responsible Investment at Man Group and presenter of A Sustainable Future Podcast. They discuss different approaches for integrating ESG factors in investment decisions, the challenges of attributing alpha, and Jason's work on the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing. They also review key trends in the industry over the past year and discuss what might be in the pipeline for the coming months.
This week, we learn about the ins and outs of two innovative solutions to finance climate change adaptation. Hear Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust, discuss what debt-for-nature swaps and the first-ever sovereign blue bond have done for the Seychelles alongside some important lessons for others hoping to take on these solutions to tackle climate change.
Nico chats to Daniela Arroyo-Olson, an MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance alumnus, about her experience co-founding Ecofye - a sustainability consultancy. They discuss the experience of starting your own business, the challenges of working in sustainability and how Ecofye has got by during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nico Fettes is Head of Product Development at CDP. In this episode, he discusses his work on Climetrics, CDP's fund sustainability performance rating across climate change, water and forests. Nico Fettes also presents CDP's new temperature rating which helps investors to benchmark the temperature of their portfolios and products.
Karl Upston Hooper is the General Counsel of Camco Clean Energy, a boutique investment manager specialising in sub-Saharan Africa. In this episode, Pippa chats with Karl about the need for, and the challenge of, developing renewable energy projects in this dynamic region.
In this episode, Varun Bakshi speaks with Dr Michelle Rogan about entrepreneurship, gender bias, and how companies drive innovation in the workplace. They explore the journeys of bootstrapped companies along with venture funding and why Silicon Valley is the hotbed for tech innovation.
In this episode, Pippa chats with Dr Rob Foster, Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, about the advantages of timber architecture and its potential as a building material to store carbon in urban infrastructure.
In this episode, Professor Alex Edmans, author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, discusses some of the key concepts behind his work and 'pieconomics'. He covers the role of company purpose for a pie growing mentality, the importance of corporate focus and materiality when faced with stakeholder trade-offs, and the role of investors and citizens in a pie-growing world.
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Professor Laure de Preux shares her fascinating research with Varun, quantifying the impact of environmental pollution and its related impact on healthcare systems.