Goldman Sachs’ Hugh Lawson on how climate change is changing asset management (podcast)

  • In the latest episode of ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast, David Bank dug in with Lawson about how greater investor urgency around climate, and confidence in low-carbon investment strategies, is changing investing (or isn’t).

Blue Haven Initiative: Wealthy families have the flexibility to drive impact across their portfolios (podcast)

  • “The role of the impact investor is to take a step back and say, "What's the thing you're trying to accomplish? What's the best way to scale that impact?” Liesel Pritzker Simmons told ImpactAlpha’s David Bank for the seventh and final episode of our Beyond Trade-offs series. “Sometimes it's through market rate investing. And sometimes, it absolutely is not."

Elevar Equity: Growing demand, growing companies and growing opportunities for impact at scale (podcast)

  • In Episode Six, Elevar's Sandeep Farias offers a tour of the “Elevar Method,” the investment firm’s methodical approach to achieving impact and financial returns by backing companies catering to low-income customers.

Ford Foundation: Spotting mispriced risks in affordable housing, quality jobs and diverse managers (podcast)

  • “We’re trying to prove that it is possible to generate both financial returns that would be appropriate for endowments….and social returns,” says Roy Swan, who lead’s Ford’s mission-related investing effort, in the latest episode of the series.
 

Prudential Financial: An 80/20 rule helps an institutional investor manage its risks, returns and impact (podcast)

  • In Episode Three, Prudential's Ommeed Sathe discusses how the insurance giant is incorporating impact strategies within the norms and constraints faced by institutional investors.

Goldman Sachs: Big investors press asset managers to integrate ‘ESG’ and impact across portfolios (podcast)

  • In the second episode of the “Beyond Trade-offs” podcast series, Goldman Sachs’ John Goldstein charts the development of “risk-return-impact” frameworks that meet the needs of institutional investors.