Nels Ylitalo: Global Sustainability Regulations
The Sustainability Story
by CFA Institute
1w ago
In this episode of "The Sustainability Story," co-host Josina Kamerling welcomes Nels Italo, Director of Product Strategy for Regulatory Solutions at FactSet. They delve into Nels' diverse background, from working in signals intelligence in the US Navy to becoming a corporate M&A attorney before focusing on financial service regulations. The conversation highlights the complexities of global financial regulations and the challenges faced by investors in understanding diverse accounting standards. Tune in to gain insights on navigating buy-side regulatory requirements in a global financial ..read more
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Paula DiPerna: Pricing the Priceless: How Financial Transformation Can Solve the Climate Crisis and Preserve the Earth’s Natural Resources
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by CFA Institute
1M ago
In this episode of the Sustainability Story, host Deborah Kidd, CFA, interviews Paula DiPerna, global economic policy advisor, author, and public speaker. In her book, Pricing the Priceless: The Financial Transformation to Value the Planet, Solve the Climate Crisis, and Protect Our Most Precious Assets, Paula offers a compelling argument for the need to assign economic values to nature’s essential resources. Paula takes us on a journey through history, world travel, case studies, and financial theory to demonstrate how bringing natural assets onto corporate and sovereign balance sheets, invest ..read more
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Corporate Governance and due diligence in the EU: a step in the right direction?
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by CFA Institute
2M ago
Josina Kamerling and Leena Linnainmaa, Secretary General of Directors' Institute Finland, and Chair of ecoDa’s Advocacy Committee, have a conversation on the impact of the proposed new EU rules on corporate governance and due diligence on European companies and their board of directors ..read more
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Marcos Buscaglia: The Role of Investors in Promoting Democracy
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by CFA Institute
3M ago
In this episode of The Sustainability Story, host Andres Vinelli interviews Marcos Buscaglia, an economist and author of Beyond the ESG Portfolio: How Wall Street Can Help Democracies Survive. Marcos discusses the impact of capital markets on funding democracies and autocratic regimes, emphasizing the importance for investors to consider democracy amidst global democratic decline. He highlights the interconnectedness of countries and how a democratic decline in one nation can have repercussions worldwide. Marcos' insights shed light on the role of capital markets in shaping political landscape ..read more
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Jeff Brenner: The Power of Impact Investing in Affordable Housing
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by CFA Institute
4M ago
This episode of the Sustainability Story explores the world of impact investing in real estate, with a specific focus on affordable housing. Host Andres Vinelli is joined by Jeff Brenner, President and CEO of IMPACT Community Capital, an investment advisor dedicated to advancing opportunity in under-invested communities. They discuss the origins of IMPACT and its mission to make investments that have a positive impact on communities. They also delve into the challenges and opportunities in the affordable housing space and how impact investing can help address issues of poverty and equity. Tune ..read more
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The Role of the Banking Sector in the Net Zero Transition
The Sustainability Story
by CFA Institute
5M ago
In this episode, host Josina Kamerling has a discussion with Thierry Philipponnat, Chief Economist, Finance Watch, about the banks’ efforts to building a sustainable economy and the challenges of the net zero transition for banks ..read more
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James Alexander: 2023 Successes in Sustainability Regulations and Standards and What Lies Ahead
The Sustainability Story
by CFA Institute
5M ago
2023 was a year of milestones for regulations and standards to improve sustainable investment transparency, comparability, and credibility. In this episode of The Sustainability Story, host Deborah Kidd, CFA, talks with James Alexander, chief executive at UKSIF. They discuss the new UK regulation for sustainable investment product labels, the IFRS international corporate sustainability disclosure standards, and the establishment of harmonized definitions for key responsible investment terms by the PRI, GSIA, and CFA Institute. James shares his views on the successes of the past year and the wo ..read more
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Harriet Waters: Insights on Environmental Sustainability from the University of Oxford
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by CFA Institute
6M ago
 In this episode of the Sustainability Story podcast, Andres Vinelli is joined by Harriet Waters, the head of environmental sustainability at the University of Oxford. Harriet shares the highlights of Oxford's sustainability journey and explores the lessons learned that can be applied to other organizations. She discusses her personal journey into environmental issues and how she became involved in the field. Tune in to learn about Oxford's sustainability strategy and gain valuable insights for your own sustainability initiatives ..read more
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Brian Tomlinson: Understanding the Impact of EU Reporting Requirements on Non-EU Investors
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by CFA Institute
7M ago
In this episode of The Sustainability Story, host Sandy Peters is joined by Brian Tomlinson, a managing director in Ernst & Young's financial accounting and advisory services practice. They discuss the EU's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and its impact on non-EU-based multinationals. While the extraterritorial nature of the EU's reporting requirements may be known among policy experts, it is less understood by US companies and investors. The episode delves into the potential implications and importance of this directive for sustainability reporting and investment decision mak ..read more
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Sean Kidney: Climate Bonds, Public Policy, and the Historic Low Carbon Transition
The Sustainability Story
by CFA Institute
7M ago
As the world economy transitions from high carbon to low carbon, the largest global investment in history is underway. In this episode of The Sustainability Story, host Deborah Kidd, CFA, talks climate bonds, transition, and policy with Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Learn how bond investors can both drive change and profit from a world that is rapidly evolving, and why Sean says the policy action he’s seeing fills him with hope at what he calls our 11th hour ..read more
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