COVID-19 and the role of sustainability leadership

In this Fiduciary Investors series podcast Amanda White talks to Joel Prohin who is director of the portfolio management division at Caisse des Depots in France. Prohin heads the portfolio management team and is responsible for €140 billion across fixed income, equities, real estate and private equity.

They talk about how Caisse is positioning the portfolio during this time of uncertainty and how sustainability as a long-term issue, can be prioritised at a time when short-term risks, and survival, are taking priority for many investors.

Prohin heads the portfolio management team and is responsible for €140 billion across fixed income, equities, real estate and private equity. He manages five asset management teams and 60 staff with most of the assets of the fund managed internally. He is also member of the French institutional investors association’s strategic committee.

Amanda White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of Top1000funds.com, she is responsible for directing the global bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium which challenges global investors on investment best practice and aims to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Art in Journalism and has been an investment journalist for more than 25 years. She is currently a fellow in the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. The two-year program seeks to develop the next generation of responsible, community-spirited leaders in the global finance industry.

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