BCG Henderson Institute

Lessons on Sustainable Finance and Investing with Nili Gilbert

"We need to become more articulate about how climate intersects our goals on society - and at the end of the day, to acknowledge that we can't separate our environmental and social goals."

In the latest episode of the Building Competitive Advantage in a Sustainable World podcast, David Young — BCG Henderson Institute Fellow researching Sustainable Business Model Innovation — interviews Nili Gilbert — Vice-chairwoman of Carbon Direct, Chair of the Investment Committee for the David Rockefeller Fund, Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero Advisory Panel, and Chair for U.S. Policy for the UN Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Together, they discuss how asset owners and asset managers are taking collective action to reshape the financial ecosystem and use finance to shape the global economic system, while at the same time creating a unique competitive advantage for themselves. Nili also shares how companies need to go beyond their net-zero pledges by disclosing high-quality interim targets at 5 and 10-year horizons, consistently reporting progress against targets, and demonstrate action towards decarbonization.

Interviewed by
  • David Young

    Global Leader, Center for Climate & Sustainability

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