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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Deese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Deese, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Brian Deese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Brian Deese, often where they are interviewed.

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The Green Investing Revolution Is Coming: BlackRock's Brian Deese on ESG Investing

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April 22 is Earth Day. Do you know if your favorite corporate behemoth is observing the holiday? Chances are...they aren’t.

Spoiler alert: That’s a terrible decision.

By letting climate concerns simmer quietly on the back burner, companies are not only opening themselves up to unmitigated risk but also leaving returns on the table. That’s according to Brian Deese, global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock (yes that BlackRock—the world’s largest money manager).

This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, Deese (who was also an architect of the Paris Climate Agreement following a stint in the Obama White House) explains why investing with the climate in mind leads to stronger returns. 

Deese also illustrates the important roles both 1) big data and 2) the federal government play in determining how and when corporate America prioritizes sustainability. Because all those returns we were talking about up there? They won’t matter if the world’s on fire in 30 years.

And unlike some investors focused on sustainability, Brian’s about more than just good press. Listen now to hear for yourself.

Apr 21 2020

41mins

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Brian Deese on What’s Driving ESG Investing

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Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews BlackRock’s global head of sustainable investing, Brian Deese. Deese previously served as senior adviser for climate change and energy policy to former president Barack Obama, and helped draft the Paris climate accord.

Feb 21 2020

53mins

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Amanpour: Brian Deese, Ro Khanna & Gilbert Gee

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Christiane Amanpour is joined by Brian Deese, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock to talk about the fund manager's pledge to put sustainability at the heart of its investments. U.S. House Democrat and Co-chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign Ro Khanna discuses Sanders' New Hampshire win and the race for the democratic nomination. Correspondent Matt Rivers speaks with some of the passengers now stuck on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship turned quarantine zone floating just off the coast of Japan. And our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Gilbert Gee, Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, about the rising fear and prejudice faced by Asian communities in the wake of the Coronavirus.

Feb 12 2020

56mins

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Brian Deese, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, believes we can (literally) save the planet

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While Brian acknowledges the clear and present threats posed by both immediate shifts in the climate and the naivety of the denial of the current administration (3:03), he poses three core reasons for optimism: “the economics are on our side” – the economy has seen sustained growth while carbon emissions have seen a sustained decline, and alternative energy resources continue to become cheaper and more employable alternatives to more dirty energy sources (3:52); “the political conversation that is happening about climate change in the United States is not happening anywhere else in this planet” – despite the frustrations we see in our lack of action in the United States, the rest of the world acknowledges the reality of science and climate change (7:32); and that “Donald Trump has made climate change an issue of action for states and cities in this country” – organically, a group calling itself “We’re Still In” including more than a dozen states, hundreds of cities, and thousands of companies, has agreed to maintain the standards set by the Paris Accords agreement (9:18). The states acting as part of this group represent more than half of all emissions in the United States, meaning that their actions are not only politically significant, but are also functionally key to continued carbon reduction and safety.

Jun 28 2017

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Brian Deese, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the instrumental role Deese played in the 2009 auto bailout, the consequences associated with rolling back financial regulatory reforms, and why he believes the Obama administration's climate change policy should be preserved.

May 29 2017

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Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to President Obama, White House (10/11//16)

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On October 11, 2016, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to President Obama, for a presentation and discussion on President Obama’s climate agenda and the future of the Paris Climate Agreement. Following Mr. Deese's remarks, Center Director Jason Bordoff moderated a discussion.

Oct 21 2016

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Brian Deese, "Crafting Presidential Climate Change Policy: The Paris Agreement and Beyond"

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In December 2015, the Obama Administration helped to broker a landmark international agreement on climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. Drawing on his experience as the President’s senior adviser on climate, energy, and conservation during the Paris negotiations, Brian Deese will explore the challenges of developing and executing climate change policy in the current national and international political climate and identify the key challenges facing both the White House and the Paris Agreement more broadly as that agreement moves forward towards implementation. Sponsored by the environmental studies program.

Apr 15 2016

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