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ESG Insider is a podcast from S&P Global that takes you inside the environmental, social & governance issues shaping the business world today. In each episode, co-hosts Lindsey Hall and Esther Whieldon interview ESG experts, leveraging S&P Global data to shine a light on the sustainability opportunities and risks that business leaders and investors need to know about. Lindsey Hall is head of ESG Thought Leadership at S&P Global Sutainable1 and Esther Whieldon is a Senior Writer on the team.

Episode Date
Unpacking government’s role in catalyzing low-carbon solutions
Sep 27, 2023
At Climate Week NYC, seeking solutions at the nexus of climate, water and social issues
Sep 22, 2023
At Climate Week NYC, using collaboration to tackle supply chain emissions
Sep 21, 2023
On the ground at Climate Week NYC: The challenge of Scope 3 emissions
Sep 20, 2023
Unpacking the landscape for women in leadership — including 1 bright spot
Sep 15, 2023
Talking international sustainability standards with ISSB’s Sue Lloyd
Sep 08, 2023
How the global ESG recruiting landscape is changing
Sep 01, 2023
Exploring India's energy transition and climate adaptation landscape
Aug 25, 2023
What to expect from Climate Week NYC 2023
Aug 18, 2023
What to expect from SBTi's net-zero standard for financial institutions
Aug 11, 2023
Unpacking the business case for happiness
Aug 04, 2023
How one of largest US insurers approaches diversity
Jul 28, 2023
How investor engagement initiatives on climate, nature are evolving
Jul 21, 2023
Why Europe is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world
Jul 14, 2023
At GreenFin, financial institutions look to translate sustainability into plain English
Jul 07, 2023
TNFD executive director talks new nature disclosure framework
Jun 30, 2023
How the Canadian wildfires impact business, net-zero, health
Jun 23, 2023
How companies are seeking to solve the energy trilemma
Jun 16, 2023
Unpacking the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan
Jun 09, 2023
How the aviation sector is charting a net-zero flight path
Jun 02, 2023
A look at the unique decarbonization challenges in Asia
May 26, 2023
On the ground in Paris: Connecting the dots between climate and biodiversity
May 19, 2023
On the ground in Paris: How French bank Société Générale approaches energy transition finance
May 12, 2023
How companies, countries are beginning to put a value on nature
May 05, 2023
How Mexico’s sustainable taxonomy tackles both environmental and social issues
Apr 28, 2023
How Indigenous rights in the low-carbon transition are gaining traction among investors, companies
Apr 21, 2023
Why latest IPCC report includes urgent warning on net zero
Apr 14, 2023
How big bank BBVA is approaching the low-carbon transition
Apr 07, 2023
Women in Leadership: What we learned talking diversity with leaders around the globe
Mar 31, 2023
Women in Leadership: Why UPS head of sustainability says you don't need a title to lead
Mar 24, 2023
On the ground at CERAWeek: Where the energy world stands on the low-carbon transition
Mar 17, 2023
Women in Leadership: How Africa's largest stock exchange approaches diversity
Mar 15, 2023
Women in Leadership: What South African CEO learned from taking the reins during COVID
Mar 14, 2023
Women in Leadership: How Amalgamated Bank CEO navigated a career spanning crises and continents
Mar 10, 2023
Women in Leadership: No, Horace Mann CEO is not working the coat check
Mar 08, 2023
Women in Leadership: Seventh Generation CEO on importance of being 'radically human'
Mar 06, 2023
Women in Leadership: How Norwegian industrial CEO puts diversity on the agenda
Mar 03, 2023
Regulation, supply chains, climate justice, employee burnout: The big challenges facing sustainability professionals
Feb 24, 2023
What the future holds for sustainable investing, according to longtime US SIF CEO
Feb 17, 2023
How sustainable taxonomies are going global
Feb 10, 2023
How financial institutions are tackling Scope 3 financed emissions
Feb 03, 2023
How discussions of stakeholder capitalism have evolved at Davos
Jan 27, 2023
How the price tag on US climate-related disasters hit $165 billion in 2022
Jan 20, 2023
How asset managers are moving to end commodity-driven deforestation
Jan 13, 2023
Setting the stage for sustainability in 2023
Jan 06, 2023
On the ground at COP15: How business is getting to grips with biodiversity
Dec 22, 2022
What recycling minerals could mean for biodiversity, energy transition goals
Dec 16, 2022
LIVE: The year the human component of nature and climate comes to the fore
Dec 09, 2022
COP15 preview: What will make UN’s big biodiversity conference a success
Dec 02, 2022
How Walmart and Danish energy company Ørsted are tackling supply chain emissions
Nov 18, 2022
Why collaboration is critical to cutting supply chain emissions
Nov 11, 2022
At COP27, how to make progress in the face of uncertainty
Nov 04, 2022
Climate modeling in focus as we count down to COP27
Oct 28, 2022
How new EU law aims to improve gender diversity on corporate boards
Oct 21, 2022
How investment firms are integrating climate risks in their portfolios
Oct 14, 2022
On the ground at Climate Week NYC: The delicate balancing act of addressing climate change
Oct 07, 2022
On the ground at Climate Week NYC: Moving from goals to action
Sep 30, 2022
As COP27 approaches, central banks signaling need for action on climate
Sep 28, 2022
How green banks aim to use new federal funds to accelerate low-carbon transition
Sep 16, 2022
Climate Week countdown: How the climate landscape is evolving
Sep 09, 2022
How the hunt for ESG talent is evolving
Sep 02, 2022
What landmark new US climate law means for emissions
Aug 26, 2022
How Chief Sustainability Officers are becoming a 'must-have' for companies
Aug 19, 2022
How central banks help combat climate change: An interview with NGFS Chair Ravi Menon
Aug 12, 2022
What Harry Potter and sustainability rules have in common
Aug 05, 2022
How nature disclosure is evolving through challenges
Jul 29, 2022
How one large insurer is tackling climate transition risk
Jul 22, 2022
The man behind many of those ESG acronyms
Jul 15, 2022
Why ESG experts say: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
Jul 08, 2022
Unpacking the SEC's proposed ESG fund rules
Jul 01, 2022
What a new EU energy plan means for renewables investment 
Jun 24, 2022
How ESG is becoming 'table stakes' for private equity
Jun 17, 2022
How automaker GM is tackling climate change, social equity and supply chain risks
Jun 13, 2022
Heineken's holistic approach to ESG
Jun 03, 2022
On the ground in NYC: How climate change is forcing a new type of financial literacy
May 27, 2022
On the ground in Paris: Long-term net zero goals need urgent action
May 20, 2022
A new economic model for the climate change era
May 13, 2022
How human rights are moving up the agenda for businesses, investors
May 06, 2022
EU bank regulator puts spotlight on ESG disclosures
Apr 29, 2022
Path to net zero for energy systems: Complicated but feasible, IPCC finds
Apr 22, 2022
Why Bank of America says Scope 3 emissions "biggest challenge" for banks
Apr 15, 2022
How the largest US pension fund uses its financial power to influence corporate ESG performance
Apr 08, 2022
Unpacking implications of the SEC's proposed climate disclosure rule
Apr 01, 2022
How blue bonds seek to boost marine conservation
Mar 28, 2022
Behind the scenes with BlackRock: How the world’s largest asset manager is engaging with companies
Mar 18, 2022
Behind the scenes with BlackRock: How the world’s largest asset manager is engaging with companies
Mar 18, 2022
IPCC climate report warns: Transformational change is no longer optional
Mar 11, 2022
How the U.K.’s approach to women on boards is improving gender diversity
Mar 07, 2022
How to keep pace with the fast-changing landscape for ESG regulation, standards
Feb 25, 2022
State Street Global Advisors exec on climate accountability and engagement in 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Bonus episode: A sneak peek at GreenBiz, one of the biggest US sustainability conferences
Feb 17, 2022
How one of the world’s largest insurers is tackling climate change
Feb 11, 2022
How one of the world’s largest insurers is tackling climate change
Feb 11, 2022
Why a siloed approach to ESG won’t fly in 2022
Feb 04, 2022
What the gas and nuclear debate around the EU taxonomy means for investors
Jan 28, 2022
US climate-related disasters cost $145 billion in 2021 and more ahead, scientists say
Jan 21, 2022
What the EU aims to achieve with its carbon border tax proposal
Jan 18, 2022
ESG experts are watching these sustainability trends in 2022
Jan 07, 2022
Climate must factor into ‘every financial transaction,’ says Just Climate Chairman
Dec 21, 2021
Defining net zero: How to turn pledges into concrete action
Dec 17, 2021
How 2 new technologies could pave the road to net-zero
Dec 10, 2021
How whisky, yoga pants and a trash burning plant are helping tackle climate change
Dec 03, 2021
Direct Air Capture: A high-tech fix for climate change?
Nov 26, 2021
At COP26, connecting the climate and nature agendas
Nov 19, 2021
Inside COP26: Chaos, optimism, progress
Nov 12, 2021
COP26 climate commitments send “clear signal” on how banks should finance transition
Nov 05, 2021
2021 proxy season marked “new era” of shareholder support for ESG issues
Oct 29, 2021
At COP26, why Article 6 matters to companies and investors 
Oct 22, 2021
Morgan Stanley exec on net zero: 'We can't just wait 30 years and see what happens’
Oct 15, 2021
How an EU social taxonomy could bring clarity to "S" in ESG
Oct 08, 2021
Goldman Sachs executive on demystifying, measuring the ‘S’ in ESG
Oct 01, 2021
How The Big Apple is taking on the carbon footprint from buildings
Sep 24, 2021
Pulling back the curtain on the promise of low-carbon hydrogen
Sep 17, 2021
How green banks can accelerate climate finance
Sep 10, 2021
What Nasdaq’s diversity rule tells us about the direction of disclosure in the US
Sep 03, 2021
In fighting climate change, major IPCC report finds every little bit matters
Aug 27, 2021
TCFD gains momentum as climate reporting shifts from voluntary to mandatory
Aug 20, 2021
Defining green: What investors need to know about the EU taxonomy
Aug 13, 2021
‘Unfathomable’: Why US investors, regulators are rethinking human capital management disclosures
Aug 06, 2021
Record floods highlight climate risks to business in Europe's richest nations
Jul 30, 2021
CSRD: EU's latest proposed addition to alphabet soup of sustainability regulation
Jul 23, 2021
What EU's proposed green bond standards could mean for market
Jul 16, 2021
The new task force in town: TNFD co-chair talks biodiversity goals
Jul 09, 2021
How Cousteau's grandson is bringing oceans to ESG investors
Jul 02, 2021
Standard setters work to close climate accounting gaps
Jun 25, 2021
How Corporate America is waking up to racial equity
Jun 18, 2021
Here’s how you stress test for climate risk, according to France’s central bank
Jun 11, 2021
Exxon board ouster over climate change has big implications. Here's why
Jun 04, 2021
Carrot and stick: Why companies like Chipotle are linking executive pay to ESG targets
May 28, 2021
How companies are calculating financial benefits of intangible ESG programs
May 21, 2021
New EU sustainable finance rules a ‘game-changer' for private equity
May 14, 2021
How 4 of the world's biggest companies are turning net zero goals into action
May 07, 2021
How some companies cut corners to achieve renewable energy targets 
Apr 30, 2021
Banks turning green in pursuit of net zero
Apr 23, 2021
Big Oil's 'bumpy ride' to net-zero
Apr 20, 2021
Shareholder proposals to watch this proxy season: climate, racial equity, stakeholder capitalism
Apr 09, 2021
State Street Global Advisors expects a data ‘revolution’
Apr 02, 2021
Why companies, investors should be worried about water
Mar 25, 2021
EU revolutionizes sustainability regulation with SFDR
Mar 22, 2021
Diversity data is lacking; New report seeks to fix that
Mar 12, 2021
Banks’ big green EU taxonomy challenge
Mar 05, 2021
When climate science and business collide
Feb 26, 2021
Global stimulus funds fall short of boosting green economy
Feb 19, 2021
A deep dive into BlackRock's net-zero plan
Feb 11, 2021
'Stakeholder capitalism,' the buzzword at Davos
Feb 05, 2021
Biden transition brings wave of ESG uncertainty, opportunity
Jan 28, 2021
The ESG trends that will drive 2021
Dec 31, 2020
Risky business: Investors seek meat industry changes amid COVID-19
Nov 23, 2020
Financial regulators should act 'urgently' on climate, says CFTC commissioner
Oct 28, 2020
The New 'Sandwich Generation': New York Hospital Exec Says Pandemic Will Force Rethink of Eldercare
Oct 22, 2020
How COVID-19 is forcing big changes for parents, family caregivers
Oct 19, 2020
Duke Energy CEO explains new climate, environmental justice moves
Oct 15, 2020
The 'name and shame' game: How 2 state laws tackle corporate racial diversity
Oct 08, 2020
Walmart sustainability head talks climate change, supply chain strategy
Sep 23, 2020
Why one big asset manager dropped companies over lobbying
Sep 21, 2020
The ESG implications of a proposed US Labor Department rule
Aug 26, 2020
European banks sharpen ESG focus as COVID-19 highlights risk
Jul 31, 2020
Head of major US gas utility outlines path to net-zero emissions
Jul 27, 2020
COVID-19 shows many ESG agendas have 'forgotten about the people'
Jul 20, 2020
How the biggest US bank is adapting its ESG approach amid COVID, racism
Jun 30, 2020
Why S&P Global Ratings sees ESG as critical to COVID-era credit quality
Jun 23, 2020
Investors press Amazon, other companies on COVID-19 workforce concerns
Jun 11, 2020
'No board in America wants to face that': Proxy reform, Fink's letter and ESG
Mar 09, 2020
These are the top issues the ESG world is focused on in 2020
Jan 14, 2020
Inside the campaign to end forced labor in Uzbekistan's cotton fields
Dec 19, 2019
PE's approach to ESG evolving, but could be mandatory in future
Dec 16, 2019
The problem with social audits
Nov 25, 2019
How a non-profit is using technology to fight child labor in the cocoa industry
Oct 28, 2019
New EU taxonomy helps investors, companies identify green investments
Aug 22, 2019
SEC's Peirce worries ESG movement could hinder corporate performance
Jun 24, 2019
Post ‘Me Too’ movement, gender pay equality efforts gain momentum
May 14, 2019
Inside proxy fights over climate, gender pay and political spending
Mar 28, 2019
Experts say these ESG trends will shape 2019
Feb 14, 2019