Season 3 - 6: The Path Towards Best Managed, Best Governed - Lord Ian Livingston

December 12, 2018
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How can governance be traced across corporate, government and institutional investor perspectives? Why is it critical that the success of a corporate benefit not just its shareholders but also its employees? And how can markets reconcile short-term and long-term pressures? Listen to Lord Ian Livingston, Chairman of Man Group, who draws from his experiences as former CEO of BT Group and UK Minister of Trade and Investment on the nature of short termism and long termism, and why good governance is fundamental for any enterprise.

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This podcast was recorded on 20 Aug 2018.

Season 3 - 5: Making Japan Great Again Through Corporate Governance Reform - Dr Ryohei Yanagi

November 14, 2018
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What’s the value of good governance? What’s a company’s commitment to ESG reporting and greater transparency worth? Learn the story behind Japan’s turn to corporate governance reform and how leaders like Dr Ryohei Yanagi are not only advocating for its wider adoption but also helping to define how we measure its success.

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This podcast was recorded on 04 Jul 2018.

Season 3 - 4: Sustainable Investing for the Real (Centuries) Long-term - Michael Cappucci

October 23, 2018
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What does sustainable investment mean to the world’s largest academic endowment fund? Learn how Harvard’s endowment fund, which supports 40% of the university’s research, educational programs and financial aid, has emerged as a leader among endowment funds in applying sustainable and responsible investment principles.

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This podcast was recorded on 13 Jun 2018.

Season 3 - 3: A Theory of Change Starting With Savers - Catherine Howarth & Bethan Livesey

October 10, 2018
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How are pension savers reshaping investor sand corporate responses to climate risk disclosure and gender diversity? Who speaks for them and agitates on their behalf for change? Who has their back? Learn how ShareAction’s approach to investor activism – galvanizing individual saver interests to ultimately influencing policy outcomes – creates a fairer, more responsible financial system.

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This podcast was recorded on 19 Jun 2018.

Season 3 - 2: Politics of the (EU) Environment - Reinhard Buetikofer

September 25, 2018
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How do you go about jump starting an energy transition that has to balance ambitious environmental objectives with labour stability? Learn how Germany is working towards this in a plan to phase out coal by 2030, how the EU Parliament is redefining what sustainable finance really means and why environmental politics is ultimately about people.

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This podcast was recorded on 04 Sep 2018.

Season 3 - 1: Reframing the Responsible Investment Norm - Fiona Reynolds

September 11, 2018
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Investors have traditionally been left out of the dialogue between states, NGOs, civil society and corporations on social and environmental issues. Learn how that's changing as international investor initiatives, like the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), are coalescing investor interests to replicate the success of the Paris Agreement in other dimensions, such as labour rights and economic inequality.

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This podcast was recorded on 01 June 2018.

Season 2 - 6: 2018 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge - Winners of the 2018 Challenge

August 17, 2018
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Listen to an inside account of the 2018 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, from judges' commentary to a final interview with the winning team from Singapore Management University. Learn how the winning idea - the ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund – not only helps farming communities in Southeast Asian countries to withstand extreme weather events but accomplishes this through grassroots-led microfinancing and an innovative feature to development impact bonds.

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This podcast was recorded on 13 April 2018.

Season 2 - 5: How Are NGOs Addressing Human Rights in Conflict Areas? - Harriet Lamb CBE

June 27, 2018
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Investors often play up the merits of active engagement with companies. But how does that work with sovereign nations, specifically with conflict-affected regions that generally fall on investors’ exclusion lists? Harriet Lamb explains how the role of NGOs like International Alert are working to provide guidance to sectors like extractive industries who involved in conflict affected regions. She also provides suggestions for how investors can work with NGOs – much as they have in climate change policy – as a means towards conflict resolution.

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This podcast was recorded on 22 May 2018.

Season 2 - 4: Why Better Functioning Carbon Markets Are Vital for Climate Change Policy - Mark Lewis

June 13, 2018
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Despite its early troubles, Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) has to be recognized as the most ambitious effort to apply market-based pricing to carbon emissions. Now, more than 10 years after the launch of EU-ETS, Europe is reinforcing the integrity of its carbon market alongside the emergence of other regional carbon markets like that in China. Mark Lewis discusses how he believes these efforts will ultimately create a more material carbon price and what it means for the fossil fuel industry and its consumers in the future.

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This podcast was recorded on 17 May 2018.

Season 2 - 3: Climate Change Showdown: Church Commissioners for England vs. ExxonMobil - Edward Mason

May 30, 2018
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Do you ever find yourself imagining that the forces behind Big Oil are unstoppable, that little can be done to counter climate change? Edward Mason describes why the Church Commissioners for England, who took on Exxon in a multi-year effort to improve its climate change transparency and disclosure policies, should change that view. Learn how the Commissioners built on their early engagement successes with companies like BP and Royal Dutch Shell to help them coalesce international investor interests to ultimately confront Exxon.

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This podcast was recorded on 02 Mar 2018.