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Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing with Fiona Reynolds and Maria Lettini


Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of Principles for Responsible Investment, an investor initiative supported by the United Nations that supports investing in companies that pass the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria. Maria Lettini is the Executive Director of FAIRR, a rising investor network focusing on ESG risks in the global food sector. Both women come from organizations that aim to marry ethical growth and finances with the end goal of reducing environmental and health problems, including large carbon footprints and antibiotic overuse in food. Fiona Reynolds and Maria Lettini join me to discuss how you can invest in companies that pass the ESG criteria. They discuss the current mindset regarding ethical industries and practices in the food industry and explain the importance of presenting ESG problems in a way that affects an individual’s bottomline. They describe the positive changes they have seen with government regulations in light of ESG becoming more mainstream. They also explain their concerns for antimicrobial resistance and why it can be a more devastating global disaster than any pandemic. "ESG is about how you integrate environmental, social, and government issues into the investment process." - Fiona Reynolds This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat: What ESG is and why it should be included in the investment process The driving factors that made people change their perspectives on ESG Why it's critical to tackle environmental issues from an investment perspective Making health the top priority for the good of the economy Why the list of ESG-related problems continues to grow The biggest challenge Fiona faced at PRI How you can invest through a future lens The changes they've seen from a regulatory point of view in considering ESG initiatives How climate change has made people think about the food they eat The ways people can contribute to long-term climate change efforts without government support Their optimistic and pessimistic expectations from the upcoming COP26 conference The fears they have with the long-term effects of antibiotic overuse How technology supports ESG efforts and how it enables ESG issues Their thoughts on the current COVID-19 situation and what the world will be like after The investor actions they predict with regards to antimicrobial resistance Resources Mentioned: Blackfish UN Climate Change Conference COP26 Connect with Fiona Reynolds and Maria Lettini: Principles for Responsible Investment FAIRR Fiona Reynolds LinkedIn Maria Lettini LinkedIn Resetting the Food System for a Better Tomorrow Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of CTRL-ALT-Meat. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more listeners, like you. Join us on LinkedIn and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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7 Oct 2021

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Episode 11 - Fiona Reynolds

Talking Responsibly

This week we are joined by current PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds, a giant in the responsible investment scene. We talk about what led to the decision for her to stand down from the PRI to return to Australia, where disclosure stands at the moment, and really try and get a feel for what responsible investment really means. We're so grateful to have her on. Rory Sullivan with his dullest and yet arguable most useful book of the week this week - definitely one to put on the buy list: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/An_Introduction_to_Corporate_Environment/LKo0DwAAQBAJ?hl=en Please feel free to connect with any of the hosts on LinkedIn or Twitter Fiona Reynolds: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-reynolds-6b987168/ Rory Sullivan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rory-sullivan-73188418/ Adam Matthews: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-matthews-84926b31/ David Hickey: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hickey-cfa-05633526/


2 Jul 2021

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The growing role of investor coalitions – in conversation with Fiona Reynolds

The Sustainability Agenda

The PRI has become an increasingly important part of the responsible investing ecosystem, with collective assets under management represented by PRI signatories at well over US$100 trillion. The PRI released its three-year strategic plan 2021 – 2024 in April 2021. Dominique Barker in conversation with Fiona Reynolds, CEO of Principles for Responsible Investing, discussing the PRI’s strategic plan and blueprint for the future.


17 Jun 2021

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Accidental Podcaster Fiona Reynolds On Her Hit Show, Accidental Celebrity


In her long career as a journalist, Dr. Fiona Reynolds reported on the Thredbo landslide, interviewed Bruce and Denise Morcombe, who sacrificed their privacy to appeal for help in the search of the son Daniel, and spoke with Rosie Batty, who became the face of change in the move against domestic violence after an unfathomable tragedy. “I had seen many, many people throughout that time suddenly go from being anonymous to an overnight headline; their lives poured over, their personal lives made public.” says Reynolds. “And I'd started to wonder whether these people had anything in common, whether there were any similarities, and how their experiences may have differed. The idea became her thesis, and led her to interviewing ordinary people who became household names in Australia. When her thesis was complete, she knew she wanted to share these stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Feb 2021

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Episode 12: Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of PRI was Interviewed on The Traders Network at the SSE Event

Traders Network Show

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI) was Interviewed LIVE on "The Traders Network” hosted by David Nelson at the UNCTAD U.N Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) Event. It was held at the New York Stock Exchange on September 24, 2015.Interview featured on iHeart Radio and equities.com.To inquire about being a guest on this show or others: Matthew Bird CommPro Worldwide C: +1 (646) 401-4499 E: matt@commpro.com W: www.commpro.com Visit: http://tradersnetworkshow.com for more details about the show.


21 Jan 2021

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The UN Principles for Responsible Investment - What role does PRI play in the pensions industry? with Fiona Reynolds, CEO.

The Compass Courses Podcast

In this episode, Ben and Jon are speaking with Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. The PRI is a U.N. supported organisation, with more than 2,200 signatories who collectively represent over US $90 trillion in Assets Under Management.The PRI is the major global organisation for responsible investment practices and leadership and the integration of environmental, social and governance issues across the investment chain. The PRI’s mission is to create a sustainable global financial system and the organisation aims to bring responsible investors together to work towards creating sustainable financial markets that contribute to a more prosperous world for all.We spoke with Fiona about the aims and objectives of the organisation, it's history and it's development over recent years in light of the uptick in demand for responsible investment. Have a listen to find out Fiona's thoughts on what the UN PRI regulations and recommendations mean for the pensions industry, and her predictions for the scope of reporting and regulations over the next few years.---------Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years' experience in the financial services and pension sector. Fiona joined the PRI from Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent 7 years as the CEO, working within the Australian superannuation sector and played an active role in advocating pension fund policy and participated in several government committees and working groups on superannuation and retirement incomes policy.  Fiona also serves on the Board of the U.N. Global Compact, she is the Chair of the Financial Services Commission into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (The Liechtenstein initiative), which has been developed by the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR). Fiona is also a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+ which is the largest ever investor engagement with listed companies.  Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce and the Advisory Board for the Green Finance Institute.  In 2018 Fiona was named by Barron’s magazine of one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally and by the Australian Financial Review of one of Australia’s one hundred women of influence for her work in financial services and responsible investment.Fiona has formerly been a pension fund director/trustee of AUSfund and been on the boards of Industry Funds Credit Control, Australia for UNHCR, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors and the National Women in Super Network. 


7 Jul 2020

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Fiona Reynolds, PRI CEO, in conversation with…Nigel Topping, COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion

The Principles for Responsible Investment podcast

In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds is joined by Nigel Topping, the COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion. The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow in November against a backdrop of urgency; we need to reduce emissions by 50% within the next ten years to stand any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. 2020 must be the year of action – and the 2020s the decade of action. Fiona and Nigel discuss the critical role of non-state actors – in particular investors – in achieving this, and making COP26 a success. Interested in the resources discussed in this podcast? Inevitable Policy Response: https://www.unpri.org/inevitable-policy-response/what-is-the-inevitable-policy-response/4787.article Climate Action 100+: http://www.climateaction100.org/ UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance: https://www.unpri.org/climate-change/un-convened-net-zero-asset-owner-alliance/5370.article The Investor Agenda: https://theinvestoragenda.org/ Climate change and the just transition: a guide for investor action: https://www.unpri.org/academic-research/climate-change-and-the-just-transition-a-guide-for-investor-action/3202.article


9 Mar 2020

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Episode 1: Fiona Reynolds Interviewed by Dr. Tina Davis

SlaveFree Today Podcast

Journal of Modern Slavery Assistant Editor Dr. Tina Davis interviews Fiona Reynolds. Fiona is Chair of the Liechtenstein Initiative’s Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The Commission has just presented their final report to the UN: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking. In this episode, Fiona elaborates on the role of the financial sector in the ongoing battle against human trafficking and modern slavery.


27 Sep 2019

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Fiona Reynolds, UNPRI, on Reframing Responsible Investment Norms

A Sustainable Future

Investors have traditionally been left out of the dialogue between states, NGOs, civil society and corporations on social and environmental issues. Learn how that's changing as international investor initiatives, like the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), are coalescing investor interests to replicate the success of the Paris Agreement in other dimensions, such as labour rights and economic inequality.For more information visit www.man.com/maninstitute/responsible-investmentThis podcast was recorded on 01 June 2018.Important information:This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part. Opinions expressed are those of the author and may not be shared by all personnel of Man Group plc ('Man'). These opinions are subject to change without notice, are for information purposes only and do not constitute an offer or invitation to make an investment in any financial instrument or in any product to which any member of Man's group of companies provides investment advisory or any other services. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements. Unless stated otherwise this information is communicated by Man Solutions Limited which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. In the United States this material is presented by Man Investments Inc. ('Man Investments'). Man Investments is registered as a broker-dealer with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC') and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ('FINRA'). Man Investments is also a member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation ('SIPC'). Man Investments is a wholly owned subsidiary of Man Group plc. ('Man Group'). The registrations and memberships in no way imply that the SEC, FINRA or SIPC have endorsed Man Investments. In the US, Man Investments can be contacted at 452 Fifth Avenue, 27th floor, New York, NY 10018, Telephone (212) 649-6600.Copyright Man 2018


11 Sep 2018

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22: Beauty, land, rewilding, upland sheep farming, spiritual ecology with Fiona Reynolds & Co


This month we weave in and out of a conversation we had with Dame Fiona Reynolds, former Director-General of the National Trust. As Fiona shares about beauty, land, rewilding and much more, we hear from Welsh upland sheep farmer Rees Roberts and spiritual ecologist & artist Nessie Reid with what they think about these issues and ideas. Beauty may seem a little airy-fairy and disconnected from the realities of running a farming business. But please do hear us out to the end…this is about bringing power back to the people.Fiona’s recent book The Fight for Beauty is a call to arms for all of us to pay more attention to matters of the earth and oceans. We caught up with Fiona and she told us how she sees farming fits into the future of a Britain built on beauty.


28 May 2017