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The RSP Podcast is a thought-provoking series where we dive deep into sustainable finance. From ESG investing to impact investing and sustainable leadership, we're on a journey to leverage data and intelligence to make better business decisions. The future is open. Join us as we move forward together to shape it.

Keesa Schreane - Host, Executive Producer,
Harriet King - Executive Producer,
Anna Tu - Co-Founder
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The RSP Podcast is a thought-provoking series where we dive deep into sustainable finance. From ESG investing to impact investing and sustainable leadership, we're on a journey to leverage data and intelligence to make better business decisions. The future is open. Join us as we move forward together to shape it.

Keesa Schreane - Host, Executive Producer,
Harriet King - Executive Producer,
Anna Tu - Co-Founder
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    Investing Impacting Humanity: The Path to a Cleaner Electric Grid

    Investing Impacting Humanity: The Path to a Cleaner Electric Grid

    Today, we introduce the Founder & CEO of Humankind Investments, James Katz. Humankind Investment's mission is to invest and encourage others to invest in ways that are best for humanity. James and Keesa talk about where we are in the journey to a cleaner electric grid, his thoughts on the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, the impacts of cryptocurrency and the future of divestment.


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    New Climate Data: How is climate change priced into the market?

    New Climate Data: How is climate change priced into the market?

    Climate risks have been reflected across sectors and industries for some time, and now it looks like they may even be reflected in public debt and even specific securities. Today, we talk to Shehriyar Antia, Vice President, Head of Thematic Research at PGIM, who will give us insight into how climate change is being priced into the market and the repercussions of this for investors.
    Shehriyar Antia is an award-winning macroeconomist with capital market experience in Asia and the US. During the financial crisis, Shehriyar led several analytical initiatives for senior policy makers in Washington and New York around the Fed’s QE programs. In 2013, Shehriyar left the New York Fed and established a bespoke economic research shop—Macro Insight Group—to provide independent macro research to institutional investors primarily in Europe and Asia. In 2017, Shehriyar was appointed Chief US Economist for Nippon Life Global Investors. He joined PGIM in 2019 as the Head of Thematic Research. Shehriyar has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Columbia University. 


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    • 22 min
    Islamic Finance: The Alignment with ESG Investing

    Islamic Finance: The Alignment with ESG Investing

    Join our latest episode with Umer Suleman and Mustafa Adil as they talk about Islamic Finance - financial inclusion, economic activity with wealth, equality and stewardship. What can Islamic finance offer ESG investors?
    Umer Suleman currently serves as the Head of Advisory Board for Wahed UK, the world's largest Islamic Fintech. He also sits on the board of the UKIFC and is the Business & Economics Advisor to the Islamic Council of Europe. 
    Mustafa Adil is the Head of Islamic Finance, Data & Analytics for London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). He is responsible for leading the Islamic finance and Islamic markets business for the organization, providing knowledge solutions and bespoke services to support the continued growth and increasing depth of the Islamic finance industry.

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    Supply Chain, Climate Change & Semiconductor Shortages: The Impact and Solutions

    Supply Chain, Climate Change & Semiconductor Shortages: The Impact and Solutions

    Happy Earth Day! Welcome back to a new episode with Bindiya Vakil, co-founder and CEO of Resilinc, a firm which provides supply chain resiliency to the enterprise. Tune in as they discuss supply chain turbulence, the impacts of climate change and possible solutions for companies that encounter these issues. Bindiya also talks about the semiconductor shortages - is there an end in sight?


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    • 19 min
    The Best Opportunities are Made, Not Found: Goldman Sachs & Sustainable Finance

    The Best Opportunities are Made, Not Found: Goldman Sachs & Sustainable Finance

    We are joined by Hugh Lawson, Global Head of ESG & Impact and Institutional at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. 
    As we begin to see more engagement between investors and corporations in relation to sustainability, in this episode we discuss their insights into the future of investor opportunities, investing from a climate perspective, inclusive economic growth, the Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women initiative and more.
    Hugh is a member of the leadership team for Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Client Business with global responsibility for Institutional Client Strategy and the division’s Environmental, Social and Governance and Impact strategy. In addition, he is co-chair of the Asset Management Sustainability Council. Hugh was previously co-head of Alternative Capital Markets and co-head of Hedge Fund Strategies.
    John is the head of the Sustainable Finance Group, which is responsible for working across Goldman Sachs to deepen the firm's knowledge and grow it's capabilities in relation to inclusive growth and climate transition. He serves as chair of the Sustainable Finance Group Steering Group. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 as a managing director through the acquisition of Imprint Capital, which he co-founded in 2007, to help expand the firm's ESG and impact investing capabilities.


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    • 28 min
    Sustainable Investing: The Pivot to Renewable Energy

    Sustainable Investing: The Pivot to Renewable Energy

    Edward Mason is Director of Engagement and Impact Reporting at Generation Investment Management. In this episode, he explores the energy sector (specifically oil and gas) pivoting to renewable energy, company net zero goals, shareholder activism and the lead up to COP26. What themes and outcomes can sustainable investors expect?
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