11 episodes

In our Quick Takes podcast hosted by Isabel Verkes we feature experts from various backgrounds; getting the Quick Take on specific topics that captured our attention related to sustainable finance, climate and business.

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ESG Book is the trading name of Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, UK Branch. Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, UK Branch, registered with Companies House under Company No. FC035689 and UK establishment no. BR020774, and with registered office at Fifth Floor, Jamestown Wharf, 32 Jamestown Road London, NW1 7BY, is the UK branch of Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Germany, with registered number HRB 113087 in the commercial register of the court of Frankfurt am Main, and having its seat and head office at Zeppelinallee 15, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
NOT AN OFFER – The information on this podcast is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice nor a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any investment. RELIANCE – ESG Book makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, and accepts no liability for any loss, of whatever kind, howsoever arising, in relation thereto, and nothing contained herein should be relied upon. CONFIDENTIALITY – This podcast has been prepared on a confidential basis solely for the use and benefit of the recipient. No confidentiality nor privilege is waived nor lost by any error in transmission. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this communication in error), you must not read, copy, forward, nor print this communication nor any attachment, use them for any purpose, nor disclose their contents to any other person. VIEWS EXPRESSED – Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the guest speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of ESG Book. ENQUIRIES – Any enquiries in respect of this podcast should be addressed to ESG Book or its affiliates.

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In our Quick Takes podcast hosted by Isabel Verkes we feature experts from various backgrounds; getting the Quick Take on specific topics that captured our attention related to sustainable finance, climate and business.

DISCLAIMER
ESG Book is the trading name of Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, UK Branch. Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, UK Branch, registered with Companies House under Company No. FC035689 and UK establishment no. BR020774, and with registered office at Fifth Floor, Jamestown Wharf, 32 Jamestown Road London, NW1 7BY, is the UK branch of Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Germany, with registered number HRB 113087 in the commercial register of the court of Frankfurt am Main, and having its seat and head office at Zeppelinallee 15, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
NOT AN OFFER – The information on this podcast is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice nor a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any investment. RELIANCE – ESG Book makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, and accepts no liability for any loss, of whatever kind, howsoever arising, in relation thereto, and nothing contained herein should be relied upon. CONFIDENTIALITY – This podcast has been prepared on a confidential basis solely for the use and benefit of the recipient. No confidentiality nor privilege is waived nor lost by any error in transmission. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this communication in error), you must not read, copy, forward, nor print this communication nor any attachment, use them for any purpose, nor disclose their contents to any other person. VIEWS EXPRESSED – Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the guest speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of ESG Book. ENQUIRIES – Any enquiries in respect of this podcast should be addressed to ESG Book or its affiliates.

    ESG Quick Takes 7 - US Climate and Energy Policy is behind

    ESG Quick Takes 7 - US Climate and Energy Policy is behind

    Samantha Gross is a fellow and director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at The Brookings Institution. Her work is focused on the intersection of energy, environment, and policy. Gross has more than 20 years of experience in energy and environmental affairs. She was director of the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Before that, Gross was director of integrated research at IHS CERA. She has also worked at the Government Accountability Office on the Natural Resources and Environment team and as an engineer, directing environmental assessment and remediation projects. Gross holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in environmental engineering from Stanford, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter for more, and see her latest article on the Inflation Reduction Act here.

    • 13 min
    ESG Quick Takes 6 - Investing on a Net-Zero Emissions Budget is Investing

    ESG Quick Takes 6 - Investing on a Net-Zero Emissions Budget is Investing

    As a growing number of investors have Net Zero targets, the question comes up: what does a Net Zero pathway look like?We are talking to climate scenario wizard Sven Teske, who researches energy decarbonisation pathways at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Most recently, Sven Teske led the work on the One Earth Climate Model (OECM) commissioned by the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance and the European Climate Foundation. In this episode, he presents a clear picture of what decarbonizing the world looks like, and puts this ambition in context with actual developments, such as the recent US Supreme Court’s decision to curb the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    • 23 min
    ESG Quick Takes 5 - All the Problems with ESG Investing

    ESG Quick Takes 5 - All the Problems with ESG Investing

    Mark Zurack teaches investing courses at Columbia Business School, and Cornell University, including ESG investing. Prior to this, Zurack worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years where he started Goldman’s equity derivatives business and led its international expansion. His capital markets background gives him an interesting take on ESG, which we discuss in this podcast.

    • 20 min
    ESG Quick Takes 4 - Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

    ESG Quick Takes 4 - Decarbonizing Heavy Industry

    This week’s guest is Marian Chertow, Professor of Industrial Environmental Management at Yale University. Prior to Yale, Professor Chertow spent ten years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a bonding authority that built a billion dollars worth of waste infrastructure. Professor Chertow and her research team are working together with the World Bank on an open data platform to promote opportunities for the reuse of waste material and other resources.

    • 20 min
    Quick Take 3 - Making Crypto More Sustainable

    Quick Take 3 - Making Crypto More Sustainable

    In this episode of our Sustainable Finance Quick Takes podcast, we talk about the efforts around making crypto more sustainable. Our guest is Doug Miller who is working on renewable energy solutions for crypto miners and exchanges. Doug’s work is also with the Crypto Climate Accord, a private sector-led initiative for the crypto community that recently published a reporting guidance for emissions and energy usage from crypto. For more context behind the debate on crytpos’ sustainability, see this FT interview with Doug, and the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index.Guest description:Our guest for Quick Takes episode #3 is Doug Miller. Doug has had several roles in the renewable energy space, combined with blockchain. After four years at Energy Web developing blockchain solutions for energy transition needs, he recently became deputy director at the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) and is a co-founder of Zero Labs, a new startup grown out of Energy Web. Zero Labs will proceed to build a public tokenized renewable energy marketplace to boost market access, starting with crypto buyers. Check his twitter for the latest updates.

    • 17 min
    Quick Take 2 - Taking corporate sustainability local: the case of NYC

    Quick Take 2 - Taking corporate sustainability local: the case of NYC

    In this episode of Decoding Sustainable Finance Quick Takes, we look at the role of finance and businesses in local sustainability efforts – zooming in on NYC. Our guest is Marianna Koval from NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business, who tells us about the challenges she faces in pushing for corporate sustainability in the densest city of the US, and where she sees the most potential for progress. Find more about Marianna’s work with NYU on the Invest NYC SDG Initiative website.

    • 9 min

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