Best of Net Zero Investor: 2023 interview highlights
As 2023 is drawing to a close, this end-of-year special takes a look at some of the conversations NZI had this year with net zero investment movers & shakers around the world
From carbon pricing to asset allocations, and betting big on solar to abandoning wind energy: here are some of NZI's conversations with leading asset owners and other major investors that helped to shape the climate finance debate in 2023.
Elizabeth Fernando was promoted this year to chief investment officer of UK pension fund Nest. Net Zero Investor caught up with the industry veteran earlier this year. READ HERE.
In an exclusive interview with NZI earlier this year, Innes McKeand of the UK's Universities Superannuation Scheme discussed his pension fund's role in the net zero investment space. READ HERE.
As Britain’s pension funds gathered at PLSA in Edinburgh over the summer, Net Zero Investor sat down with Wyn Francis who represents the UK’s largest company scheme. READ HERE.
In an exclusive interview with NZI earlier this year, Railpen's Caroline Escott opened up about stewardship, engagement and pension funds' role in driving net zero investments. READ HERE.
Wim Vermeir, the CIO at insurance company Ageas, explained to Net Zero Investor how to go the distance in the complex transition to net zero. READ HERE.
AP7’s ESG chief spoke to Net Zero Investor recently on sustainable finance waking up to biodiversity and its role in the climate transition. READ HERE.
Net Zero Investor checked in with Lloyd Whitworth, head of Investment and Stewardship and Neil Mason, assistant director for the Surrey Pension Fund to discuss their new net zero target. READ HERE.
Thomas DiNapoli has been New York State Comptroller for more than 15 years, as the man in charge of a $258bn investment portfolio opened up to NZI about the pension fund's net zero investment strategy. READ HERE.
Net Zero Investor sat down with AP4's chief executive Niklas Ekvall to scrutinise the $32 billion Swedish pension fund's sustainable investment choices. READ HERE.
Net Zero Investor sat down with Tony Juniper, chair of Natural England to discuss the long-term case for nature positive investments. READ HERE.
PPF's head of ESG & sustainability explained recently to NZI the fund's approach to engaging with portfolio companies, external fund managers and policymakers. READ HERE.
Pension fund veteran Jo Taylor explained to Net Zero Investor why and how effective governance is key to achieving long-term value and driving sustainability. READ HERE.
In an exclusive interview with NZI, University Pension Plan Ontario's Brian Minns opens up about his fund's sustainable strategies and investment priorities. READ HERE.
Net Zero Investor sits down with Richard Manley, CSO and head of sustainable investing at the CA$575bn Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, among the world's ten largest pension funds. READ HERE.
Net Zero Investor sits down with Bertrand Millot, head of sustainable investment at the C$424 billion Québec pension fund CDPQ, to discuss net zero pledges, investment portfolio choices and engagement strategies. READ HERE.