46 episodes

ESG has become established as a key business theme as companies and investors seek to navigate the climate crisis, energy transition, social megatrends, mounting regulatory attention and pressure from other stakeholders. The rapidly evolving landscape has become inundated with acronyms, buzz words, and lingo and we aim to break these down with industry experts.

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ESG has become established as a key business theme as companies and investors seek to navigate the climate crisis, energy transition, social megatrends, mounting regulatory attention and pressure from other stakeholders. The rapidly evolving landscape has become inundated with acronyms, buzz words, and lingo and we aim to break these down with industry experts.

    Pricing Migrating Climate Risk With First Street

    Pricing Migrating Climate Risk With First Street

    Flood, fire and wind risks have begun migrating across the US, creating a need for better home insurance pricing and analytics. On this week’s episode of ESG Currents, BI senior analyst Andy Stevenson is joined by Dr. Jeremy Porter, chief scientist at First Street, to discuss ways of getting better climate data into the hands of consumers, companies and federal agencies.
    This episode was recorded on June 3.
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    • 34 min
    A Changing Landscape From Politics to Boardroom

    A Changing Landscape From Politics to Boardroom

    The changing regulatory landscape, energy policy and backlash against ESG are some of the key developments affecting both public and private companies over the past few years. On this episode of ESG Currents, BI analyst Shaheen Contractor is joined by Charlotte Peyraud and Rob Teigman, the co-heads of Sustainability Advisory Services at Houlihan Lokey, to discuss the energy transition and ESG landscape through the lens of an adviser. They also outline key takeaways from advising and supporting board members.
    This episode was recorded on May 2.
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    • 41 min
    Generation’s le Duc Sees ESG as Fiduciary Duty

    Generation’s le Duc Sees ESG as Fiduciary Duty

    “In a long-term investing framework, high quality, high conviction, fundamental, mission-driven businesses that provide society with what it really needs will outperform,” says Colin le Duc, a founding partner at Generation Investment Management. Founded in 2004, Generation is a pure-play sustainable investment manager, and according to its website, “It is all we do. It is all we will ever do.” On this episode of the Bloomberg Intelligence ESG Currents podcast, le Duc joins Eric Kane, BI’s director of ESG research to discuss the evolution of sustainable investing, the need to institutionalize impact investing, net-positive companies, his view that sustainable investing is hard, essential and insufficient, and much more.
    The episode was recorded on May 15.
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    • 38 min
    Rick Fox and Partanna’s CO2-Absorbing Concrete

    Rick Fox and Partanna’s CO2-Absorbing Concrete

    Partanna Global is on a mission to change the way the world builds by creating concrete that’s carbon negative. In today’s episode of Bloomberg Intelligence’s ESG Currents podcast, Partanna Co-Founder and CEO Rick Fox joins Chris Ratti, BI’s senior ESG credit analyst, to discuss combating the climate crisis with a winning mindset, the company’s innovations, carbon credits and next steps for change.
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    • 37 min
    Former Mars CEO Reid on Enabling Sustainability

    Former Mars CEO Reid on Enabling Sustainability

    Who can take a boardroom, sprinkle it with climate goals? On this week’s episode of the ESG Currents Podcast, Bloomberg Intelligence Senior ESG Analyst Rob Du Boff speaks with one such candy man, former President & CEO of Mars Incorporated Grant Reid. At the privately held multinational manufacturer of candy and other foods, Reid used the levers of corporate governance to drive sustainability outcomes. He talks about enabling sustainability through compensation policies, corporate strategy and executive leadership.
    For more insights, register here for BI ESG’s June 4 virtual conference, COP 28.5: Looking Back on Dubai, Looking Ahead to Baku.
    This episode was recorded on April 22, 2024.
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    • 29 min
    CDPQ’s Blanchard on the Need to Do Sustainable Finance Differently

    CDPQ’s Blanchard on the Need to Do Sustainable Finance Differently

    Finance plays a critical role in addressing climate change, but the current approach is seen as insufficient. In this episode of the Bloomberg Intelligence ESG Currents podcast, Executive Vice President and Head of CDPQ Global and Global Head of Sustainability Marc-André Blanchard joins Eric Kane, BI’s director of ESG research, at the Bloomberg Sustainable Finance Forum in Toronto to discuss how sustainable finance should be done differently. They also talk about sustainability at CDPQ, the role of engagement, the importance of blended finance, incentives vs. penalties and the need to use all the tools at our disposal to address the climate challenge. Register here for BI ESG’s June 4 virtual conference, COP 28.5: Looking Back on Dubai, Looking Ahead to Baku.
    This episode was recorded on May 7. 
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    • 37 min

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