Impact Investing

Conscious Leaders   |   45 minutes

George Latham has been at the forefront of sustainable and responsible investment since the late 90s.  He is a pioneer when it comes to impact investment.

As the Managing Partner at WHEB Asset Management, George has overall responsibility for the business, and plays an active role in business development and client relationships. He’s also WHEB’S Chief Risk Officer, providing oversight of the investment process and chairs the Investment and Risk Committee.

Prior to WHEB, George led the award-winning SRI (sustainable and responsible investment) team at Henderson Global Investors. During that time, he was awarded ‘A’ and ‘AA’ Citywire ratings, nominated for Investment Week’s Fund Manager of the year and named in Citywire’s top 100 managers in the UK. He was also responsible for designing and launching Threadneedle Asset Management’s sustainable and responsible investment strategy during the late 1990s.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How his interest in Geography sparked an awareness and passion for the environment and sustainability.
  • How Impact Investment goes far beyond ESG, citing some very simple examples.
  • How to break down sustainability when it comes to your personal life (travel, food, home, work)
  • His own wellbeing practices, noting the conscious awareness that he is not necessarily as well as he could be!

For those business owners and managers, he has some relevant advice regarding BCorps to help evolve your business.

Off camera we got into a conversation about carbon offsetting air travel, which I thought was worth sharing.  To offset in a more appropriate way, dial back to one year (rather than 15 years, which it is currently based on).  To do this, George recommends the Luftansa App.

This is an episode worth listening to for all of George’s insight into the world of investment, running a sustainable business and being more sustainable on a personal level.

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To connect with George directly, you can find him on Linked IN