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Follow the Principles for Responsible Investment to get an insight into the world of responsible investment, with investor perspectives and discussion on a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.

Don't miss an episode - released most Mondays.

May 4, 2021

In this episode of the PRI’s human rights podcast series, the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman speaks to Jennifer Bates, an Amazon worker who played a key role in organising the union drive in Bessemer, Alabama and Corey Klemmer, Director of Engagement at Domini Impact Investments.  

In this episode, Ms Bates reflects on her experiences of working for Amazon, the recent union drive and the result of the vote. In the second part of the podcast, Ms Klemmer shares her reaction to Ms Bates’ testimony, the allegations of union-busting at Amazon and describes how investors can engage with Amazon on current practices.

Interested in the resources discussed in this episode?

Ohman and Folksam letter to Amazon

CWC Statement for Investors on the Union Election At Amazon’s Facility in Bessemer, AL

Union Files NLRB Election Objections

NBC New Report on Amazon Union Avoidance

 

All expressions of opinion of Ms. Klemmer reflect her judgement as of the date of this podcast and are subject to change. They do not constitute any form of investment advice. Domini Impact Investments does not guarantee its accuracy and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. None of her comments should be considered a recommendation concerning the merits of any noted company, or an offer of sale or solicitation of an offer to buy shares of any such company.

Apr 19, 2021

In this episode of the PRI podcast, our real assets lead, Simon Whistler, talks to Rick Alsop from WSP about climate risks and opportunities for real assets investors.

Mar 31, 2021

In this podcast, the PRI’s Chloe Horne speaks with Susheela Peres da Costa, Head of Advisory at Regnan and Jake Barnett, Director of Sustainable Investment Services at Wespath about the PRI’s recently published paper – Making Voting Count - on how principle-based voting on shareholder resolutions can contribute to clear, effective and accountable stewardship.

Mar 16, 2021

In this podcast, the PRI’s Carmen Nuzzo speaks with Farah Imrana Hussain who is Senior Financial Officer and works on Financial Products & Client Solutions at the World Bank Treasury.

They discuss how sovereign bondholder engagement with debt management offices (DMOs) is evolving as a result of fixed income investor increasing focus on ESG topics.

Mar 9, 2021

In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s Felix Soellner, Senior Analyst and lead author in the PRI's SAM guides speaks with Moya Yip of the Local Government Superannuation Scheme.

They discuss the crucial role asset owners have with their investment managers and how LGS has integrated ESG considerations in both their manager selection and ongoing monitoring practices. Moya also discusses LGS’s approach to active ownership through strong external investment manager partnerships.

Mar 1, 2021

In the fifth podcast of a series on the ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative, PRI's Sixtine Dubost speaks with with Judy Wesalo Temel from Fiera Capital and Patrick Welch from KBRA about environmental factors and how they affect the probability of default of an issuer or a bond issue and why their relevance is increasing 

Feb 23, 2021

This podcast highlights the global investor perspective on the US re-joining the Paris Agreement.  It covers priorities for the Paris Agreement and for net zero investor action. 

The podcast features:

  • A new PRI/LSEG COP26 investor guide.
  • Caisse des Dépôts’s net zero commitment
  • London Stock Exchange Group’s recent net zero announcement.
Jan 25, 2021
In this podcast, the PRI's Carmen Nuzzo speaks with Claudia Gollmeier, Senior Investment Officer, Managing Director, Singapore, Colchester Global Investors and Chair of the PRI's Sovereign Debt Advisory Committee and Kristian Hartelius, Head of Quantitative Strategies, AP2, and member of the advisory committee.
 
They discuss how ESG factors feature in risk assessment and the role of sovereign bondholders’ engagement.
Jan 18, 2021

In this episode, the PRI’s Rebecca Chapman speaks with Michiel De Smet, Finance Initiative Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. They discuss the findings from a report released last year by the Foundation called ‘Financing the Circular Economy’, including the relevance of the Circular Economy for investors and how investors can support a transition to a more circular future.   

Interested in the resources discussed in this episode?

‘Financing the Circular Economy’, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2020) https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/finance

RI’s work on Plastics: https://www.unpri.org/sustainability-issues/environmental-social-and-governance-issues/environmental-issues/plastics

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