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What can we do to build a more sustainable world? Each episode features a thought leader discussing an aspect of sustainability - its origin, evolution and relevance today - with Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment at Man Group.

A Sustainable Future Man Group

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    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

What can we do to build a more sustainable world? Each episode features a thought leader discussing an aspect of sustainability - its origin, evolution and relevance today - with Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment at Man Group.

    Rob West, Thunder Said Energy, on What the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Means for the Energy Transition

    Rob West, Thunder Said Energy, on What the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Means for the Energy Transition

    Will the energy transition — now complicated by the drive to diversify energy sources away from Russia — lead to a full-blown energy crisis? Listen to Jason Mitchell talk to Rob West, CEO of Thunder Said Energy, about what’s at stake for the energy complex as we begin this diversification, the first and second order impacts of the conflict, and the trade-offs that we may face between energy security, decarbonisation and price affordability.
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    • 49 min
    Alain Deckers, European Commission DG-FISMA, on Regulating the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

    Alain Deckers, European Commission DG-FISMA, on Regulating the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

    How does sustainable finance regulation represent a sea change for investors? Listen to Jason Mitchell talk to Alain Deckers, European Commission Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), about greenwashing, enforcement, materiality, regulatory harmonisation and how the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Strategy is bringing transparency to the ESG space.
    Alain Deckers is the newly-appointed Head of the Asset Management Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union or DG-FISMA. He was the Vice-Chairman of the EFRAG European Lab Steering Group. With over 20 years of experience at the European Commission, Alain has been responsible for policy reviews and policy development in areas including trade in goods, environmental policy, public procurement and financial services regulation. 
     * The views set out in this podcast are those of Alain and not the official position of the European Commission, nor the views of individual Commissioners or other officials of the European Commission.
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    • 43 min
    Dr. Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer for Athens, Greece, on the Silent Killer of Extreme Heat

    Dr. Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer for Athens, Greece, on the Silent Killer of Extreme Heat

    Why is extreme heat the “silent killer” in climate change? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Dr. Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer for the city of Athens, Greece, about what the impact of heat stress means; how cities around the world are addressing it from a policy perspective and why it’s likely we’ll see more of these positions and more intervention going forward.
    Dr. Eleni Myrivili is the Chief Heat Officer for the city of Athens, Greece. She designs, leads, and promotes heat adaptation programs that protect people at risk while building better urban environments, in Athens and beyond. From 2014 to 2019, she served as Athens’ Deputy Mayor for Urban Nature and Climate Resilience pioneering multimillion-euro programs in equitable blue and green infrastructure development. She is also senior advisor and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Arsht-Rockefeller Resilience Center which she joined in the summer of 2020.
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    • 39 min
    Heike Reichelt, World Bank Treasury, on the Power of Capital Markets and Multilateral Impact

    Heike Reichelt, World Bank Treasury, on the Power of Capital Markets and Multilateral Impact

    How are multilateral development banks leaning into sustainable finance? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Heike Reichelt, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance at the World Bank Treasury, about what the World Bank is doing to drive socio-environmental impact; how multilateral development banks are reshaping their climate-related investments post-COP 26; and why it’s vital that programmes like the World Bank and IDA exist to support the development goals of middle- and lower-income countries.
    Find the full transcript of this episode here: https://www.man.com/maninstitute/a-sustainable-future-podcast
    Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance at the World Bank Treasury. Heike is responsible for managing relationships with bond investors, rating agencies and the financial media, and developing new bond products. She has more than 20 years of experience in finance – including with the World Bank Treasury's Reserves Advisory Management Program and at KfW, the German development bank. Heike was recognized for her role in building sustainable capital markets as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Joan Bavaria Award.
    The World Bank Treasury manages the funding programs for the World Bank--otherwise known as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or IBRD--and the International Development Association or IDA.
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    • 35 min
    Alex Grant, Equinor, on the Energy Trilemma

    Alex Grant, Equinor, on the Energy Trilemma

    Is this latest energy shock a one-off event or a harbinger of more energy crises to come? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Alex Grant, Equinor’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and UK Country Manager, the energy transition; the trade-offs that we may face between security of supply, price volatility and affordability; and the emerging energy technologies like blue and green hydrogen.
    Alex Grant is Equinor’s Senior Vice President of Business Development Origination and Execution as well as its UK Country Manager. Alex joined Equinor from Jefferies in 2017. His background is in investment banking where he worked on M&A and financing transactions over the past 20 years in the energy sector. 
    Find the full transcript of this episode here: www.man.com/maninstitute/a-sustainable-future-podcast
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    • 43 min
    Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Senior Director for Climate Finance to US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

    Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Senior Director for Climate Finance to US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

    How is climate finance reshaping COP negotiations? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Senior Director for Climate Finance to US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the most consequential outcomes of COP26; how to think about US domestic political dynamics around climate change; and why the financial sector is fundamental in the transition to a net zero global economy.
    Leonardo was previously the global director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, where he led a team working to promote the flow of public and private finance to environmentally-sustainable activities, including climate adaptation and mitigation. During the Obama Administration, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Office of Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He is co-author of Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

GoldenFury95 ,

Great listening!

Jason brings a new and refreshing perspective on creating a sustainable future, though in-depth conversations with leading figures on some of the most challenging issues in this space.

PaulD127 ,

Great podcast with great discussions on thought provoking topics.

A great resource touching on many of the important topics that will drive company performance over the coming decades.

BobbyKdy ,

Excellent Podcast

Wide ranging and very informative series.

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