In episode 71, Alex Proimos speaks with Christopher Greenwald, head of sustainable investment research & stewardship at UBS Asset Management.
This conversation covers the challenges of managing global investments to a climate aware strategy when countries are setting very different climate change regulations, and at varying pace. We discuss the views around the role of fiduciary duty and how they are changing when it comes to climate change. We look at the increasing level of collaboration between asset owners to ensure a more efficient and coordinated approach to working with companies. We then cover the considerations that underly passive equity strategies that integrate climate change goals and the issues of tracking error. Finally, we look to the future and discuss the new data metrics are emerging in the market, how the definition of ‘sustainability’ is evolving and how financial innovations are impacting the ability to mobilise capital in a low carbon world.