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Sustainability ‘beliefs to action’ series: conversations with investment practitioners around the world

Panellists:
o John Green, Co-CEO – Investec Asset Management 
o Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investment – First State Super
o Hosted by Marisa Hall, Director – Thinking Ahead Institute/p>

Episode 1. Framing the big issues in sustainability

“Good capital allocation can make a difference. As stewards, we need to think about the whole continuum: from our beliefs, to advocacy, to ESG integration and to making a deep and meaningful positive impact. With our roots in Africa, sustainability is top of mind in our organisation.” John Green, Co-CEO of Investec Asset Management.

The first part of our video series with John Green and Liza McDonald considers the role of responsible investing, and the long term benefits this will have for the end saver.    



Episode 2: Focus on good stewardship  

“We think of ourselves as responsible owners – we need to ensure that we drive long-term sustainable returns for our members.” Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investment for First State Super.

The second part of our video series with John Green and Liza McDonald focusses on stewardship, particularly what good stewardship looks like, how it can be measured, and the concept of ‘universal owners’.    



Episode 3. ESG integration and measuring impact 

“As an investment community, we can make a huge difference on climate change. To move the needle, we need to deploy capital behind positive actions that support businesses, countries and organisations committed to developing solutions to the climate problem.” John Green, Co-CEO of Investec Asset Management.

The third part of our video series with John Green and Liza McDonald discusses the growing focus on ‘impact’ within the investment industry, particularly in relation to ESG and capital allocation.     



Episode 4. Where next? If I could change one thing… 

“Outcomes need to be embedded into every investment decision. We need to make sustainability mainstream – it must be part of the investment process.” Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investment for First State Super.

The fourth and final part of our video series with John Green and Liza McDonald wraps up the conversation by considering the key areas the investment industry needs to focus on moving forwards to tackle the issues of sustainability and climate change.