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.
Prof. Abraham Lioui, EDHEC Business School, on the Shrinking ESG Premium
Is ESG outperformance coming to end? Is an ESG asset bubble brewing? Listen to Jason Mitchell talk with Abraham Lioui, Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School, about his latest paper, Chasing the ESG Factor. In this deep-dive episode, the two discuss how investors may be mispricing ESG, the implications of identifying ESG risk premia and why more rigorous approaches are absolutely essential to understanding ESG in the context of quantitative finance.
CFTC Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam on Climate Risk in the US Financial System
What does climate risk represent to the US financial system? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Commissioner Rostin Behnam, Acting Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, about how the CFTC is thinking about climate risk, what those implications mean for derivatives markets and why well-developed carbon and carbon offset markets will support the transition to a net zero economy.
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Commissioner Ross Behnam is Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As sponsor of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee, Chairman Behnam led the development of the report, Managing Climate Risk in the US Financial System, published in September last year. Previously, he was a senior counsel to Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) at the Senate Agricultural Committee, focusing on p
Dambisa Moyo and How Boards Work
How do corporate boards work? Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Dambisa Moyo, international economist and author, how the nature of board oversight is evolving, what that means in the context of greater pressure on socio-environmental issues and why calls to reform capitalism ultimately mean a turn towards a multi-stakeholder model and away from traditional shareholder-centrism.
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Nick O’Donohoe, CDC Group, and the Future of Impact Investing
The ability to absorb risk and be truly ‘additional’ in the world of impact investing sets development finance institutions apart from markets. Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of CDC Group, on how institutions are providing much-needed liquidity and capital during the pandemic and why investor action on climate and the Sustainable Development Goals (‘SDGs’) is vital to advancing the development agenda.
In this far-reaching episode, Nick discusses the roots of impact investing, the popularisation of impact investing and the SDGs, the dearth of venture capital that’s needed to support young entrepreneurs and digital businesses, and how DFIs can move towards higher risk projects.
You can find the full transcript of this episode and more information about responsible investing at Man Group here.
Faith Ward, Brunel Pension Partnership, on the Race to Net Zero
What does the race to net zero carbon emissions represent for the investment community? And how can investor network initiatives like the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (‘IIGCC’) develop meaningful investment frameworks to support it?Listen to Jason Mitchell discuss with Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, why it’s so important for investors to work alongside government, corporates and civil society to reach net zero if we’re going to make the Paris Agreement a reality. For more information visit www.man.com/maninstitute/responsible-investment This podcast was recorded on 23 Feb 2021.
Alice Hill, Council on Foreign Relations, on Climate Resilience after Covid-19
How will the climate agenda change under the new Biden administration? Listen to Jason Mitchell talk with Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and former special assistant to President Obama, about how the White House will govern on climate through regulation and executive orders; what opportunities exist to reframe climate change as a national security issue; and why the US must rebuild its leadership position in climate security.
For more information visit www.man.com/maninstitute/responsible-investment
This podcast was recorded on 9 Feb 2021.
Hope for the future!
Thank you for an excellent podcast interviewing industry leaders and bringing to us such in-depth and varied knowledge on a sustainable future.
When we look around us it is very easy to be pessimistic about the future and what world future generations will inhabit. These episodes always leave me with a sense of hope and challenge me to play a meaningful part.
Thank you for the excellent podcast, Jason Mitchell does a fantastic job as a host bringing on high profile, knowledgeable experts in their field and drawing valuable insights.
Great podcast. Some of the later episodes are really well put together and super interesting, esp the ones on climate security and the one with Alice Hill. Manages to be educational for all levels without running down the content.