Podcast: Putting pressure on regulators ahead of COP26

Nuveen head of responsible investing and Positive Money senior economist set out their wish lists and expectations

With just weeks to go until the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, ESG Clarity‘s podcast ESG Out Loud explores the wish lists and expectations from inside and outside the industry.

In the ‘blue zone’ of the podcast, we speak to Amy O’Brien, head of responsible investing at Nuveen, about moving onwards from the Paris Agreement, the development of net-zero targets and the social equity aspect of the transition.

In the ‘green zone’ Positive Money senior economist David Barmes talks about civil society’s scepticism about finance alliances (such as GFANZ) and the targets they set, as well as the non-profit’s climate finance expectations from governments.

Positive Money was recently one of more than 90 groups that wrote to UN Special Envoy Mark Carney urging him to adopt the latest International Energy Agency findings on net-zero emissions. Listen to the podcast to hear more.

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Natasha Turner

Natasha is global deputy editor at ESG Clarity, part of the Bonhill Group, and has been a financial journalist for six years. She has been shortlisted for Story of the Year and Investment Journalist of...