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Mark Carney and Anne Simpson talk about ESG investing and its potential impact on the environment

Washington Post Live

Washington Post reporter Libby Casey speaks with U.N. special envoy on climate action and finance Mark Carney and the managing investment director of CalPERS Anne Simpson about the investment methodology known as Environmental, Social and Governance.

55mins

12 Oct 2021

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Ep 99: Anne Simpson, Director of Board Governance & Strategy at CalPERS

My Climate Journey

In today’s episode, we cover:What is CalPERS, its origins and its mission?How its priorities and concerns about climate change is rooted in its fiduciary responsibility to pensioners current and futureAnne’s career at CalPERS and early work focusing on corporate governanceWhat CalPERS learned from the 2008 financial crisis and how it informs its perspective and priorities regarding climate changeCalPERS’ ten “Pension Beliefs” that define its investment strategyHow being a longterm investor is both an advantage and a responsibilityAvoiding the curse of short-termism and how simply following the money isn’t sufficientHow CalPERS views types of capital beyond the financialHow Anne developed a strategy for sustainable investmentCalPERS’ top three sustainability factors (diversity & inclusion, demographics and climate change)The role CalPERS plays as a climate change advocateHow it leverages its shareholder position to influence companies to be in accord with The Paris AgreementResearch done to better understand the portfolio’s contributions to emissionsWork performed to assess climate-risk among CalPERS’ assetsThe fund’s emissions commitments over the next thirty yearsThe double-edged sword of divesting from companies not meeting climate goalsLinks to topics discussed in this episode:CalPERS: https://www.calpers.ca.gov/CalPERS Pension Beliefs: https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/board-agendas/201702/pension/item7-01.pdfClimate Action 100+: http://www.climateaction100.org/The Investor Agenda: https://theinvestoragenda.org/

57mins

16 Apr 2020

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S4E15 | Poetry for Everyone (including you!): Anne Simpson on Workshops and Weightlifting

PhDivas

Poetry can be for everyone! PhDiva Xine interviews 2017 Green College Writer-in-Residence Anne Simpson about dying well, pedagogy, and publishing -- and lifting heavy weights as a feminist act. Winner of prestigious Canadian literature awards like the Griffin, Anne has published poetry, novels, and essays. Featuring brief segments with Tiara Kerr (economics) and Wes Yocom (law)as glimpses into how a poetry workshop environment can be enriching regardless of your disciplinary background. How can medical students benefit from creative writing? How might drawings of neurons by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, groundbreaking neuroscientist, inspire poetry that allows us to work through our relationship to memory? As Audre Lorde once wrote, poetry is not a luxury.You can find out more about Anne's work here: http://www.annesimpson.ca/

40mins

26 Oct 2018

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Anne Simpson: International Airline Captain

Earth Is Blue

Craig has a conversation with Anne Simpson, who just retired from 35 years of flying for the airlines. Anne flew 727s, A320s, 747s, and finished in A330s, routinely flying virtually all over the world. Anne talks about the routine of flying, and what's happening behind the scenes while most of us are in a crowd of 300 or 400 people in the main cabin of the airplane.

1hr 17mins

30 May 2018

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Anne Simpson CalPERS Director of Corporate Governance

The Career Channel (Audio)

Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $224 billion under management. She addresses incoming MBA students at UC Davis about the role of companies and corporations today and historically. She also explores corporate governance and how it needs to be refined to create better companies. Series: "UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series" [Business] [Show ID: 24367]

46mins

19 Nov 2012

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Anne Simpson CalPERS Director of Corporate Governance

The Career Channel (Video)

Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $224 billion under management. She addresses incoming MBA students at UC Davis about the role of companies and corporations today and historically. She also explores corporate governance and how it needs to be refined to create better companies. Series: "UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series" [Business] [Show ID: 24367]

46mins

19 Nov 2012

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Anne Simpson CalPERS Director of Corporate Governance

UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series (Video)

Anne Simpson is the Senior Portfolio Manager, Investments and Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS. It is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $224 billion under management. She addresses incoming MBA students at UC Davis about the role of companies and corporations today and historically. She also explores corporate governance and how it needs to be refined to create better companies. Series: "UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series" [Business] [Show ID: 24367]

46mins

19 Nov 2012

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GSM Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Anne Simpson

Executive Briefings

Anne Simpson is the senior portfolio manager, investments, and director of corporate governance at CalPERS, the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $224 billion under management. The corporate governance program includes CalPERS Focus List of shareholder engagement with companies, global proxy voting, legal and regulatory reform agenda and CalPERS actively managed corporate governance investment strategy. Simpson talks about her work to integrate environmental, social, and governance across the total fund.

46mins

9 Sep 2012

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Anne Simpson reads The Trailer Park

Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize 2004 Canadian winner Anne Simpson reads The Trailer Park

4 Jul 2006