Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is a strategic priority for Bridgewater and our clients. We deploy some of our most senior investors and the power of Bridgewater’s fundamental and systematic approach to meet the challenge.
Featured Highlights
April 26, 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Carsten Stendevad, Jake Davidson, Jim Haskel
Co-CIOs for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour and Carsten Stendevad discuss how the Ukraine invasion has changed the sustainable investing landscape, what the energy price rally has meant for global climate policy, and how they think about building a diversified portfolio that can also have a positive sustainability impact.
April 21, 2022
Sarah Rundell
At the Top1000Funds “Sustainability in Practice” forum, Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad joined Amanda White for discussion on today’s hot inflationary environment, the multi-faceted nature of the transition to a low-carbon economy, and how investors are seeking to build “sustainable” portfolios at scale to support their net zero commitments.
March 15, 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour
With rising energy prices and inflation the highest we've seen in decades, political appetite for curbing climate change by further raising energy prices will continue to decline. Co-CIO for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour describes how we must shift to using tools that target reducing the cost of "green" energy: green fiscal spending and R&D supporting tech advancements.
January 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Carsten Stendevad
Co-Chief Investment Officers for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour and Carsten Stendevad share their 2022 Outlook.
December 2, 2021
As part of the Brookings Institutions’ “17 Rooms” podcast series, Co-CIO for Sustainability, Carsten Stendevad discusses the role institutional investors can play in the fight against forced labor and modern slavery, and the project he is co-leading to bring together leading global modern slavery experts to develop reliable forced labor risk data for institutional investors to use in their investment processes.
December 2, 2021
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Daniel Yergin, Atul Lele, Andrew Foote, Elena Gonzalez Malloy, Jim Haskel, Jake Davidson
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin joins Co-CIO for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour and our investment team for a conversation on the green energy transition, the key dynamics driving energy markets, and how the politics of energy are impacting international relations.
November 19, 2021
Daniel Hochman, Josh Lewin, Eric Hubble, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Carsten Stendevad
The transition to green energy will be an increasingly important driver of economies and markets. In this research, we stress test the impact on investor portfolios of four broad mechanisms that could accelerate the climate transition.
October 18, 2021
More and more, investors are committing to align their capital with environmental and social goals. But there isn’t wide acceptance on how to measure impact or achieve the desired aims. Co-CIO for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour explores this rapid pace of change — including the evolution of new tools, data, and reporting — with Bloomberg at the 2021 Milken Institute Global Conference.
September 14, 2021
At Top1000Funds Sustainability in Practice Digital, Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad and PGGM’s Jaap van Dam discuss the need for more clarity and better communication in sustainability.
August 25, 2021
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Elena Gonzalez Malloy
Under current policies, we expect no decline in oil consumption for years. Pay attention to whether government action going forward will meaningfully reduce demand for oil — through carbon taxes or subsidies for alternative energy sources.
September 29, 2021
Ticky Fullerton
Co-CIO for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour met with investors at ‘UBS Australia: Future of Australia’ to discuss how investors increasingly are seeking to align their capital with environmental and social impact objectives.
July 14, 2021
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Carsten Stendevad
At Bloomberg’s Sustainable Business Summit Global conference, CIOs for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad and Karen Karniol-Tambour discuss Bridgewater’s systematic approach to building portfolios that incorporate sustainability goals.
July 15, 2021
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Nikunj Jain
Have investors already piled into the companies most aligned with environmental and social goals, creating an ESG bubble? In a column published by the Financial Times, Co-CIO for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour and Investment Associate Nikunj Jain explain why we suspect the shift into ESG stocks is only just beginning.
May 24, 2021
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Carsten Stendevad, Daniel Hochman, Nikunj Jain
We believe it is possible to build an equity portfolio that meets high sustainability standards without materially changing its return profile.
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