Triple Bottom Line Series Expert Interview: ESG Investing

ESG Investment

Expert Interview: Environmental, Social, & Governance Investing

with Jeremy Lovelace & Gui Bragança, Partner at JGP Investments


Continuing with our Triple Bottom Line Blog Series, today we’re diving into the topic of ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) Investing. Also commonly known as “socially responsible investing” or simply “social investment,” ESG investing encompasses any investment strategy which seeks to consider both financial return and social/environmental good to bring about social change regarded as positive by proponents. To understand the significance of ESG investing in today’s marketplace, we’re going straight to the source and interviewing one of the experts: Gui Bragança, Partner at JGP Investments. In the interview, we learn about ESG Investing and its importance for corporate leaders and executives from the perspective of an institutional investor. We’ll cover topics such as:

  • The History of ESG Investing
  • ESG Global Trends
  • Benefits of the ESG Approach 
  • Shareholder v. Stakeholder Capitalism
  • ESG Legislation & Ratings

To help quickly navigate the interview, check out these timestamp chapter guides to jump right into the topic that interests you the most. 

00:01:27 – What does ESG stand for?

00:04:50 – ESG Global Trends

00:05:48 – History of ESG Investing

00:07:43 – Financial Benefits of ESG Approach to Management from an Investors perspective

00:12:47 – Shareholder vs Stakeholder Capitalism

00:15:25 – ESG Impact on share price

00:18:55 – (ESG Ratings)

00:22:12 – How well are companies responding to the ESG trend?

00:28:24 – ESG Legislation

00:34:05 – Personal perspectives on the appeal and broader impact of ESG

00:39:42 – ESG Training Trends

If you are interested in learning more about ESG and the benefits and challenges of socially responsible business management, check out more from our Triple Bottom Line Blog series. To learn more about how HFX Training prepares executives to navigate ESG risks and opportunities, contact us today at: info@hfxtraining.com and learn more about our very own ESG Business Simulation, Strategic Eco Manager below. 

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  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Competitive Strategy