Must know what pension fund executives in actuality think about traits in responsible investment? Now probabilities are you’ll per chance per chance find out, thanks to a new podcast launched by two U.K. executives who focal point on the subject.
David Hickey, portfolio manager at the £8 billion ($11 billion) Lothian Pension Fund, Edinburgh, and Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement at the extra than £3 billion Church of England Pensions Board, London, hosted their first “Talking Responsibly” podcast on Feb. 11.
The 2 are each passionate concerning the work they construct in responsible investment and “utilize plenty of time discussing the nuance,” with one one other and others, Mr. Hickey mentioned.
While deal of discussions are happening, “most other folks are only getting to scrutinize the outcomes, and we think that in all probability the most common sense in the discussions is value sharing with others.” Better education and diversity in phrases of the voices talking about responsible investment need to mute suggest better outcomes, Mr. Hickey mentioned.
The trailer for the podcast promises special guests — with the first podcast featuring Religion Ward, chief responsible investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, Bristol, England, an investment pool of local authorities pension schemes with extra than £30 billion in sources — and “a no-holds-barred discussion.” The podcast opens with a disclaimer that the opinions and views expressed in the podcast are these of the audio system and construct no longer essentially symbolize these of the organizations, employers or employees connected with the panelists.
The main podcast additionally addressed the election of Joe Biden as U.S. president and the shortage of information in the responsible investment sector.
The 40-minute discussions, launched every different Friday, additionally feature a book review by Rory Sullivan, co-founder and director of social and environmental firm Chronos Sustainability Ltd.
The podcast is instant accessible on Spotify and different podcast platforms.