Sustainable Investing Videos

Sustainable Investing Videos

Overview

As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio.

These videos examine those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; they are not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.

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CalSTRS CIO Talks Sustainable Investment Strategy on Bloomberg

CalSTRS CIO Talks Sustainable Investment Strategy on Bloomberg

On February 18, 2015, CalSTRS Chief Investment Officer Christopher J. Ailman’s conversation with co-hosts Stephanie Ruhle  and Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers,” provides valuable insight on sustainable investment strategy and engagement perspectives. Mr. Ailman was originally invited to speak about the pension fund’s exposure to Greece and Europe, but questions from the co-hosts lead to a dialogue on the importance of climate change engagement. The entire video segment has been edited from its original format. 

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What Are Stranded Assets?

What Are Stranded Assets?

Although the concept of stranded assets is not new to the investment industry, advancements in climate science bring the issue of stranded carbon assets to the sustainable investment forefront.

CalSTRS recently spoke with Generation Senior Partner, David Blood, who shared his view on the risks posed by stranded carbon assets.

As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors can affect the performance of the investment portfolio. This video examines those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; however, it is not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.

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What Are The Investment Challenges Around Climate Change?

What Are The Investment Challenges Around Climate Change?

Profitable investments that achieve a sustainable objective emulate the ideal in long term value creation, but how are investors addressing the risks of climate change within their portfolios?

While many investment professionals agree that climate change poses significant risk issues that must be addressed now, as Member and Global Head of Public Affairs at KKR, Ken Mehlman, explains, sustainable investment also opens up new investment opportunities.

As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio. This video examines those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor, but is not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.

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Why is Socially Responsible Investment Important?

Why is Socially Responsible Investment Important?

Sustainable investment is an investment strategy that acknowledges the relevance of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors in investment decision making and its following generation of sustainable financial returns.

As Laura Berry, Executive Director with the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility explains, the importance of sustainable investment that considers social investment factors is fundamental to meeting fiduciary responsibilities.

As an active investor, CalSTRS recognizes that environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues affect the performance of the investment portfolio. This video examines those issues from the perspective of an active sustainable investor; it is not intended to directly reflect the views of CalSTRS.