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September 20, 2023

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit Digest

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September 20, 2023

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit Digest


Sustainable Investing

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit Digest

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September 20, 2023

 
 

The recent 2023 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Finance Summit brought together some of Investment Management’s leading thinkers, research analysts and portfolio managers to discuss and debate topical issues related to sustainability. Read below the compendium of the key takeaways.

 
 

Access each session's takeaways:

  1. Unlocking the Value of Nature Through Partnership, Technology and Finance - Approximately 50% of global GDP is dependent in some shape or form on nature, but as nature is being depleted we face the loss of an estimated $10 trillion worth of economic reward by 2050. Navindu Katugampola, Global Head of Sustainability at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, spoke with Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer of the WWF, about the role of investors and asset managers. Read it here
  2. Governance Opportunities and Risks, Amidst ESG Backlash -  Gwen Le Berre, Parametric’s Head of Responsible Investing, takes part in a panel discussing the U.S. political environment for ESG investing. Read it here.
  3. Sustainable Logistics and Decarbonizing Real Estate Efforts Across the Globe - Head of Global Listed Real Assets, Laurel Durkay, shares her insights on ESG factors across real estate sectors and geographies. Read it here.
  4. The Energy Transition Opportunity in Emerging Markets - Eric Carlson, Head of Sustainability and a Portfolio Manager on the Emerging Markets Equity team, discusses energy transition opportunities with India’s largest independent power producer. Read it here.
  5. Data and Disclosure: The Current Challenges with Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data - Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data, especially for Scope 3, isn’t where it needs to be. Varun Mehta, Head of Investment Management Sustainability Data & Technology, discusses the challenges and outlook for this data. Read it here.
  6. Engagement & Stewardship: MSIM Cross-Asset Class Perspectives - The ESG leads for our Fixed Income, Counterpoint Global, Real Assets and International Equity teams discuss how they incorporate ESG and sustainability into their work, and what collaboration means to them. Read it here.
 
Navindu-Katugampola
Global Head of Sustainability,
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM)
 
 
Gwen-Le-Berre
Gwen Le Berre
Head of Responsible Investing,
Parametric, Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM)
 
laurel.durkay
Head of Global Listed Real Assets
Global Listed Real Assets Team
 
eric.carlson
Head of Sustainability,
Emerging Markets Equity Team
 
barbara.calvi
Executive Director, EMEA Head of Calvert Fixed Income ESG Strategy & Research
 
marte.borhaug
Head of ESG
International Equity Team
 
thomas.kamei
Executive Director
Counterpoint Global
 
mona.benisi
Head of Sustainability Global Real Assets Group
 
 
 
 

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