Green Dream with JPMAM’s Wu: ESG is not good or bad, it’s neutral

JPMAM's global head of sustainable investing Jennifer Wu speaks to Natalie Kenway

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, Natalie Kenway speaks to Jennifer Wu, global head of sustainable investing at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Wu gives more details on the company’s recent announcement to enhance its ESG commitment, highlighting that $1.9trn of the firm’s assets under management now have ESG considerations integrated into the investment process.

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She also discusses the different meanings of ESG and different ways to achieve it, but that ultimately ESG is neutral information.

Wu says investment groups need to up their game on how they communicate ESG issues with clients and also emphasises “everyone has the ability to make an impact through their pensions and investments”.

She also discusses the asset classes where ESG is most advance and why she thinks there will be more product innovation in the fixed income ESG sector.

You can view the Green Dream video series below. The below videos were recorded prior to the coronavirus lockdown:

Green Dream with Gresham House CEO: We have more resources and more ambition

Green Dream with KBIGI’s O’Connor: Lack of coordinated action on climate change is a big problem

Green Dream with Nordea CEO: Industry collaboration on ESG is evolving

Green Dream with Wellian’s Philbin: Lack of clarity in sustainable investing could hold it back

Green Dream with 7IM’s Camilla Ritchie: Be aware of your ethical funds’ exclusions

Green Dream with Resonance’s Simon Chisholm: The lowdown on social impact investing

Green Dream with Architas’ Tom Woodfield: The environmental impact of unnecessary emails

Green Dream with Hawksmoor IM’s James Clark: I hope to see more and more sustainable launches

Green Dream with Stanhope Capital’s Outhwaite: How labelling can stifle innovation

Green Dream with Liontrust’s Michaelis: ‘It’s evident everywhere things need to change’


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...