Triodos Investment Management - with Adam Robbins & William De Vries
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by Ethical Compass
2y ago
In this episode, we are pleased to welcome not one but two guests!  Adam, who phoned in from the UK, discussed Triodos’ approach to interacting with its institutional clients and how they are speaking about impact investment. William, speaking from the company’s HQ country of the Netherlands, gave us an insight into how the bond fund, recently launched in October 2020, invests to achieve a duality of achieving investors a financial return and creating environmental and social impact.  Triodos is one of the pioneers in the impact investment and has been a vocal proponent of the powe ..read more
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CVC Partners - Impact Investing with Judy Marsden
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by Judy Marsden at CVC Capital Partners
2y ago
In this episode we spoke to Judy Marsden, Director of Philanthropy at CVC Capital Partners. Following a career in banking and investment management, Judy joined CVC in 2011 to oversee the work of the CVC Foundation. During her time at CVC she established the CVC Innovator Awards, a programme of grants for early stage businesses which now operates in six countries. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Entrepreneurs. We talked about Judy's role at CVC, why she decided to move into the impact space and her thoughts on the role of impact investment in these current socio-politi ..read more
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Global Canopy - How Impact Investment Can Save The Planet, with Andrew Mitchell
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by Andrew Mitchell
2y ago
In this episode we spoke with Andrew Mitchell, an international thought leader on natural capital finance and tropical forests. In 2017, he established the consultancy Equilibrium Futures, to provide strategic advice to Family Offices, Asset Managers, and Banks on risks and opportunities linked to natural capital in their philanthropy and finance.  He is the Senior Adviser to Global Canopy, an international think tank he founded in Oxford in 2001 and leads its work on developing landscape green bonds. As Founder and Senior Adviser to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, he helps design ..read more
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Brunel Pension Partnership: Investing in a world worth living in, with Denise LeGal
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by Ethical Compass
2y ago
In today's episode we are speaking with Denise LeGal, Chair of Brunel Pension Partnership. BPP is an investment company established by ten Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds to manage their combined £30 billion investment assets. Denise speaks with such clarity and passion about the role of pension funds in creating a world worth living in. It's clear from spending any time listening to Denise that sustainability and conscious investment leadership is at the very core of her vision for Brunel Pension Partnership. Listen to the podcast to find out how Denise and Brunel Pension Partn ..read more
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SDG Mapping for Pension Funds - with Karen Shackleton at Pensions for Purpose.
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by Ethical Compass
2y ago
In today's episode we speak with Karen Shackleton, founder of Pensions for Purpose. We've not met many people in the UK pensions industry who haven't heard of Karen Shackleton, and there isn't much about the pensions industry that Karen doesn't know.  Today we're speaking with Karen about SDG Mapping and it's application and benefits for asset owners. In recent years, the SDG's have been an important tool in the lexicon of the investment industry, offering a framework around which to structure conversations all the way up the entire investment chain.  But are they anything more tha ..read more
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M&G Positive Impact Fund - with Ben Constable Maxwell & David Halfacre
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by Ethical Compass
2y ago
In today's episode, we spoke to Ben Constable Maxwell, Head of Sustainable & Impact Investing at M&G. Have a listen to find out more about their Positive Impact Fund and how M&G try to set themselves apart from their peers in this incredibly competitive market. Ben and David share their insights into ESG data measurement and what they predict to be the future of impact investing over the next few years. ------- As Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Ben Constable Maxwell is leading M&G’s strategy on impact investing as well as covering sustainability issues such as cl ..read more
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Lewis Campbell - ESG in the Pension Trustee Job Market
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by Compass Courses
3y ago
During this episode, Ben talks with Lewis Campbell of Johnston Greer.  Lewis is a leading recruitment consultant in the pensions space and shares some illuminating insights into how pension trustees can be best prepared for the job market, be up to date on ESG matters, and what comes next in the sector. We also discuss Lewis’ podcast: Leaders in Pensions and share notes on what it’s like running a podcast in the pensions industry! Lewis is a Business Manager and specialist recruiter operating exclusively within the pensions industry. He is also the host of the Leaders in Pensions Podcas ..read more
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William Bourne - Creating the East Sussex Pension Fund ESG Policy
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by Compass Courses
3y ago
This week’s episode features William’s journey with his client, East Sussex Pension Fund. We discuss the process the Fund went through to determine their beliefs on a range of subjects, in particular engagement vs divestment on fossil fuels. This is essential listening for every pension fund trustee, manager, and adviser who is curious about the ‘how to’ process around policy formulation on ESG. We hope you enjoy! William has worked in institutional asset management for more than 35 years and advised public sector pension funds since 2009.  A thought leader within the financial industry ..read more
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Paul Blyth - The ESG Investing Olympics
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by Ethical Compass
3y ago
In this episode, Ben spoke with Paul Blyth, a self-confessed veteran of the impact investing space.  Have a listen to find out about Paul's involvement in the ESG Investing Olympics, where over fifty asset managers pitched publicly and transparently for a responsible investment mandate worth over £30m.  This podcast will help you understand the lessons that came out of the process, including  industry trends amongst the asset managers - both positive and negative! In this episode, Paul will give you practical advice on how to spot Greenwashing, and how to speak to your asset m ..read more
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London CIV - with Jacqueline Jackson
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by Ethical Compass
3y ago
Jacqueline Amy Jackson is the Head of Responsible Investment at the London Pension Collective Investment Vehicle. She leads London CIV’s commitment to sustainable finance by developing and implementing strategies designed to mitigate financial risks arising from environmental and socioeconomic issues.  Jacqueline has experience delivering public speaking on sustainability, podcasts on climate change other  environmental publications. Over the last twelve years she has advised institutional investors, corporations and governments on how to interpret exposure and impact associated with ..read more
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