Man Group: A Sustainable Future Podcast
Trade Unions and the Future of Work

Trade Unions and the Future of Work

July 15, 2020

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 Transition; and why the erosion in the ITUC Global Rights Index warrants a new social contract.

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This podcast was recorded on 1 July 2020.

A Guide for Building Back Better

A Guide for Building Back Better

June 10, 2020

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 and stakeholders to ensure a fairer society.

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This podcast was recorded on 27 May 2020.

Pandemics: Policy, Politics and Preparedness

Pandemics: Policy, Politics and Preparedness

May 19, 2020

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 responses and why pandemic preparedness could well be a major political platform issue in the next electoral cycle.

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This podcast was recorded on 06 May 2020.

Grow the Pie With Profit AND Purpose

Grow the Pie With Profit AND Purpose

May 13, 2020

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 both re-examined and rebased.

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This podcast was recorded on 01 May 2020.

The Swedish Council on Ethics and the Power of Engagement

The Swedish Council on Ethics and the Power of Engagement

April 8, 2020

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.

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This podcast was recorded on 04 Feb 2020.

IKEA, Climate Commitment and the Power of 100%

IKEA, Climate Commitment and the Power of 100%

March 17, 2020

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%.

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This podcast was recorded on 03 Feb 2020.

The FRC and Investors on the New UK Stewardship Code 2020

The FRC and Investors on the New UK Stewardship Code 2020

February 20, 2020

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.

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This podcast was recorded on 14 Jan 2020.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainable Finance

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainable Finance

January 21, 2020

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.

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This podcast was recorded on 10 Jan 2019.

Why Cities Are the Solution: NYC’s Climate Plan

Why Cities Are the Solution: NYC’s Climate Plan

December 11, 2019

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 within its quadrennial plan OneNYC as well as its international climate diplomacy efforts with other cities.

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This podcast was recorded on 06 Nov 2019.

Why Climate Change is Like a Robust Optimal Control Problem

Why Climate Change is Like a Robust Optimal Control Problem

November 13, 2019

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 why climate change is like a flaming trucking barrelling toward us.

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This podcast was recorded on 20 Sep 2019.