Green Dream with Patricia Ribeiro: The ESG challenges and opportunities in emerging markets

This episode of the Green Dream is with American Century Investments' senior portfolio manager Patricia Ribeiro

In this episode of the Green Dream, the video series where ESG Clarity interviews key figureheads in the responsible investment world to get their views on the latest trends, news and movements in this evolving landscape, Natalie Kenway speaks to Patricia Ribeiro, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at American Century Investments.

We discuss what ESG means to American Century Investments and the progress it has made.

Ribeiro also discusses the Global Emerging Markets strategy she runs, and how companies in EMs have started improving their ESG credentials from a very low base.

She highlights the lack of data on companies in the region and also the lack of understanding surrounding ESG, but says this is both a challenge and and opportunity as asset owners can have a real influence when engaging with company managements.

You can view the Green Dream video series below. The below videos were recorded prior to the coronavirus lockdown:

Green Dream with JPMAM’s Wu: ESG is not good or bad, it’s neutral

Green Dream with Gresham House CEO: We have more resources and more ambition

Green Dream with KBIGI’s O’Connor: Lack of coordinated action on climate change is a big problem

Green Dream with Nordea CEO: Industry collaboration on ESG is evolving

Green Dream with Wellian’s Philbin: Lack of clarity in sustainable investing could hold it back

Green Dream with 7IM’s Camilla Ritchie: Be aware of your ethical funds’ exclusions

Green Dream with Resonance’s Simon Chisholm: The lowdown on social impact investing

Green Dream with Architas’ Tom Woodfield: The environmental impact of unnecessary emails

Green Dream with Hawksmoor IM’s James Clark: I hope to see more and more sustainable launches

Green Dream with Stanhope Capital’s Outhwaite: How labelling can stifle innovation

Green Dream with Liontrust’s Michaelis: ‘It’s evident everywhere things need to change’


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...