Season 3 - 2: Politics of the (EU) environment

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.

Season 2 - 2: Just Transition: a framework for workers and the environment? - Professor Nick Robins

May 17, 2018
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Nick Robins discusses why frameworks like the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) are so important to ensuring the progress of sustainable development. Nick also explains why the Just Transition - an effort that combines the climate objectives with growth in green jobs formation - is critical to tackling the issue of economic inequality.

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This podcast was recorded on 16 Feb 2018.

Season 2 - 1: What is the social value of cryptocurrencies? - Professor Campbell Harvey

May 2, 2018
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Are Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple the digital currencies of the future? Or are they just another asset bubble like the 17th century Dutch tulip mania? Professor Campbell Harvey explains why economists often underestimate the capabilities of cryptocurrencies as well as their underlying Blockchain technology. He also describes why Blockchain will transform not only the fundamental security of our transactions but also help accelerate emerging countries to modernize and digitize their economies.

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This podcast was recorded on 07 Mar 2018.

Season 1 - 6: The role that education will play in tackling climate change - Charles Donovan

April 10, 2018
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Charles Donovan explains why it is critical for universities to develop postgraduate programmes that formally address the financial challenges and investment opportunities of climate change. Does the establishment of Imperial College's Climate Finance Centre represent greater private sector job opportunities in climate finance and strategy? What kind of curriculum can students expect to study towards a MSc or PhD, and what kind of climate finance research is Imperial producing?

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This podcast was recorded on 08 Jan 2018.

Season 1 - 5: Economic inequality: the defining issue of our time - David Wood

March 27, 2018
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David Wood describes the evolution of responsible investment - its approaches and institutions like the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment - over the last decade. Wood also explains why the need for a framework to economic inequality is essential in understanding the systemic risks it represents for society at large. How have the UN's Sustainable Development Goals dimensionalised inequality, enabling a better understanding for investors? How can we reconcile the rise of populism in the United States with the policies under the Trump administration that would appear to exacerbate economic inequality?

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This podcast was recorded on 21 Dec 2017.