The ESG Agenda, a podcast from Brunswick Group, hosted by Partner Amelia Pan. Amelia is joined by industry leaders, innovators, and experts for a series of conversations that explore the ESG issues on the minds of business leaders and investors. Send us your feedback at BGPODCAST@brunswickgroup.com
How AI is transforming ESG investing with Hendrik Bartel, Co-Founder and CEO of TruValue Labs
This week Hendrik Bartel, CEO and Co-Founder at TruValue Labs, reveals how AI and Big Data are shaping the way investors evaluate company ESG activities. Hendrik and host Amelia Pan examine the kinds of data that TruValue Labs collects, including the "outside-in" picture that excludes companies’ self-reported data in favour of external, objective data; and geo-locational data including weather, climate, and supplier information. Hendrik suggests the best way for companies to focus their sustainability communications is to understand the needs of their investors and deliver data in a searchable and consumable way.
Why ESG is a CFO concern, with Greg Fewer, Chief Financial and Sustainability Officer, Aldar Properties
Joining Amelia for this episode is Greg Fewer, Chief Financial and Sustainability officer at Aldar Properties in the UAE. Greg talks about why sustainability belongs in the management suite and how ESG helps attract new investors, lower borrowing costs and cut operating expenses. With the Gulf on the front line of climate change, Greg talks about how this Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer integrates ESG into development of more sustainable, climate-friendly real estate.
Understanding investor ESG expectations, a conversation with Fidelity
Jenn-Hui Tan, Global Head of Stewardship and Sustainable Investing at Fidelity International highlights three ESG investment themes that his global team is focused on this year: 1) valuing natural ecosystems, 2) addressing inequality, and 3) focusing on access to digital technology. And with more than 50% world’s population in Asia, Jenn-Hui discusses why engaging with Asian companies is an under-looked piece of the global ESG puzzle.
Racism is a sustainability problem, with Jacqueline Taiwo, Principal and Associate GC Europe, TowerBrook, and Chair and Co-Founder of Black Women in Asset Management
Systemic racism leaves money on the table. That’s what Jacqueline Taiwo, Co-Founder of Black Women in Asset Management tells Amelia in this personal episode , which discusses the toll of being “the only”, the investment risk that racism poses to companies, and how closing the racial wealth gap could add trillions to US GDP.
AGMs as a means to sustainable change with Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction
Catherine Howarth, CEO of Share Action talks about using AGMs to “nudge” companies to become more sustainable and how ranking investors on climate change, biodiversity and human rights can encourage them to lift their game.
Circular economy and the transition from take, make, waste with Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Imagine a world without waste. This week, CEO Andrew Morlet of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses the circular economy and how innovation and design can help us transition to a more regenerative and restorative model for economic growth.