In this episode of the Green Dream, the video series where ESG Clarity interviews key figureheads in the responsible investment world to get their views on the latest trends, news and movements in this evolving landscape, ESG Clarity‘s global head of ESG insight Natalie Kenway speaks to chief responsible investment officer at CPR Asset Management Fred Samama.
Samama has an extensive career in responsible investment; he established responsible investing at Amundi 10 years ago and has published 15 books or papers on climate change. He is the founder of the SWF Research Initiative, and co-editor of a book on long-term investing alongside Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Patrick Bolton, and most recently contributed to another of Patrick Bolton’s book The Green Swan: Central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change, which looks at the need for system change. Additionally, Fred in his career was responsible for the development low-carbon indices at MSCI.
In this interview, he discusses the role of central banks in the climate crisis but also the role they have played in widening the wealth gap.