Podcast: A sustainable conversation

Pablo Berrutti, Senior Investment Specialist speaks to Wouter Klijn of the Investment Innovation Institute (i3) in Australia.

Starting as a risk specialist, Pablo became quickly aware of the dangers of climate change, even before he knew what ESG was. In this conversation, they discuss the likelihood of fossil fuel-based companies making the transition to low carbon business models and pose the question whether companies’ quick retreat from Russia during the invasion of Ukraine is a vindication for ESG.

Overview of podcast:

  • 02:00 Becoming aware of climate change as a risk manager
  • 06:44 Risk and reward are the two sides of the same sustainability coin
  • 11:23 The sin of aggregation and measuring carbon footprinting
  • 21:47 On macro events, such as the pandemic and Russia
  • 30:43 Are you worried about the dominance of large technology companies?
  • 40:00 Diversity study with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • 47:00 Talking SDGs, three things to look out for whether companies are overstating their contribution to the goals

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