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    Trends with Benefits Celebrates Climate Week

    Ed Lopez, Head of ETF Product
    September 24, 2021

    Sustainable investing has become a popular topic as the acceleration of climate change becomes more apparent and destructive. Investors are turning to their portfolios to drive impact as well as profit.

    To close out climate week, we have highlighted some of our favorite episodes that focus on sustainable investing.

    Trends with Benefits #60: Green Bonds with Sean Kidney

    In this episode, I chat with Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative ("CBI"), an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Through Sean's work with the investment and banking community across the world, CBI is helping to making it easier for issuers and investors to participate in the much needed area of sustainable finance.

    Trends with Benefits #59: What is Sustainable Investing

    What is sustainable investing and is it different than ESG? This was the main question I wanted to ask Veronica Zhang, Analyst and Deputy Portfolio Manager at VanEck. There are many terms and themes related to what we know today as ESG investing that have actually evolved over decades. What has been clear in recent years is that there is a greater awareness of the need for a better, more sustainable approach, to living, to business and to investing. Is this new level of awareness being driven by demographics or necessity?

    Trends with Benefits #38: Economic Benefits of Forest Conservation with Laurie Wayburn

    In this episode, I speak with Laurie Wayburn, an accomplished forest and conservation innovator about her work sustaining America's forests while simultaneously creating economic benefit for landowners and communities.


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