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The ESG Edit with Jessica Hodges

Are you looking for some clarity and insight when it comes to the topic of ESG? Look no further… We would like to introduce our ‘The ESG Edit with Jessica Hodges’ pod series, where a collection of ESG and Investment Management and Wealth industry experts will meet with our host Jessica Hodges, UK Investment Management and Wealth ESG Lead to discuss the opportunities and challenges linked to ‘hot’ ESG topics we are currently seeing in the market.

Season 1:
 

Episode 12:  We put the spotlight on the buzzword of the moment ‘Artificial Intelligence’
The twelfth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Lorenzo Saa, Chief Sustainability Officer at Clarity AI and Stuart Royden-Turner, Director in our Cyber and Technology team here at Deloitte to put the spotlight on the biggest buzz word at the moment ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and specifically discuss the it’s use cases for sustainability within the Investment Management and Wealth industry.

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Episode 11: We put the spotlight on the “S” of ESG, focusing on diversity
The eleventh episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Sophie Winwood, co-founder and CEO of Women in Venture Capital: EVERYWHERE! “WVC:E” and Marian Bloodworth, Partner in our Deloitte Legal Employment Law team to put the spotlight on the “S” of ESG, focusing on diversity. Why is this even a topic for discussion in the 21st century, what is the issue and why is this important?

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Episode 10: Discussing the importance of the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (“SDR”), its key implications and its wider impact on society
The tenth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Carol Thomas, Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment at the Investment Association and Simon Brennan, Head of our EMEA Sustainability Regulation Hub, Deloitte to discuss the importance of the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (“SDR”), its key implications and its wider impact on society.

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Episode 9: Exploring ESG in Private Capital
The ninth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Harriet Assem, Head of Sustainability of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and James Alexander, Investment Management Wealth Consulting Director, and Alternative Investments Lead, Deloitte to discuss the findings of our recently launched report ‘ESG in Private Capital’ as well as discussing how private assets fit into the broader landscape of ESG investing.

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Episode 8: Can investors save the planet?
The eighth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Dr Tom Gosling, Executive Fellow of Finance, London Business School and Rob Griffiths, Solicitor, Partner, Tax and Legal, Deloitte discussing one big question: can investors save the planet?

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Episode 7: We discuss why it’s Nature, not “just Climate” that needs our attention
The seventh episode in this series sees Jessica speaking with Rob Gardner, Founder, Rebalance Earth and William Mitchell, Risk Advisory Investment Management and Wealth Nature Lead, Deloitte and discussing the challenge of nature and biodiversity in the market.

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Episode 6: We discuss the challenge of stranded assets
The sixth episode in this series sees Jessica focussing on Real Estate and speaking with Louise Ellison, Chief Commercial Officer, Longevity Partners and Philip Parnell, Partner, Head of Valuation and Real Estate Climate and Sustainability Lead, Deloitte and discussing the challenge of stranded assets.

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Episode 5: We discuss stewardship, what it encompasses and why it has grown so prevalent
The fifth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking to Paul Lee, Head of Stewardship and Sustainable Investment Strategy at Redington and Ido Eisenberg, Director, ESG Investment Management and Wealth, Deloitte and discussing stewardship, what it encompasses and why it is such a hot topic at the moment.

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Episode 4: We discuss some of the emerging trends faced by investors in this field
The fourth episode in this series sees Jessica speaking to Jennifer O’Neill, Associate Partner and ESG and Responsible Investment lead at Aon and James Hilburn, Partner, UK Financial Advisory ESG Lead, Deloitte and discussing some of the emerging trends faced by investors in this field.

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Episode 3: We discuss ESG data, MI and the role and responsibility of the Audit Committee
The third episode in this series sees Jessica speaking to Chris Jones, an experienced NED and Audit Committee Chair and Steve Farrell, Partner, ESG Assurance Lead, Deloitte and discussing ESG data, MI and the role and the responsibility of the Audit Committee.

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Episode 2 : Greenwashing in the Investment Management and Wealth sector
The second episode in this series sees Jessica speaking to David Strachan, Deloitte, Partner, Head of EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy and Ruby White, Associate Director, Risk Advisory Deloitte and discussing the topic of ‘Greenwashing’ within the IMW sector.

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Episode 1: We talk Responsible Investing and Responsible Business
The first episode in this series sees Jessica speaking to Katherine Lampen, Partner, Head of Sustainable Finance for Deloitte North and South Europe and Chris Hulatt, Octopus Investments, Co -Founder and discussing the topic of ‘responsible investing and responsible business’ within the IMW sector.

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