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
May 14, 2024
Head of Sustainability Research Daniel Hochman, Dartmouth Class of 2011, joins Dartmouth’s Tuck Energy Currents podcast to discuss Bridgewater’s research on the primary factors driving the transition to a low carbon economy and to offer advice for young professionals looking to enter the sustainability space. See important disclosures and other information here.
April 16, 2024
Bridgewater co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour joined a panel discussion at a Global Energy Summit hosted in New York City. Karen shared her and Bridgewater’s insights on how the changing economic landscape affects funding for the green energy transition, how policy makers can support that transition, and how U.S. competition with China is driving the Western transition.
April 1, 2024
Daniel Hochman, Jeremy Ng, Alexis Teh, JP Lucaci
Head of Sustainability Research Daniel Hochman and Senior Researcher Jeremy Ng explore how achieving the world’s ambitious climate goals will require rapidly scaling economically viable technologies, while also innovating, incentivizing, and investing in less mature technologies that are not yet cost-competitive.
March 19, 2024
Co-CIO for Sustainable Investing Carsten Stendevad discussed key considerations for investors aiming to achieve both financial and sustainability objectives, including a potential investment's path to net-zero, during a panel at the 2024 FIS Singapore Conference. Please see here for important disclosures and other information.
February 14, 2024
Head of Sustainability Research Daniel Hochman joins the “Sustainability Shapers” podcast to discuss the intersection of sustainability, markets, and economies, highlighting the important role investors play in shaping a low-carbon economy. The conversation also covers Daniel’s own Bridgewater journey and the importance of creative thinking to understand the world’s most challenging complexities today. Please see here for important disclosures and other information.

November 7, 2023
Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad is joined by PGGM’s Chief Fiduciary Manager Arjen Pasma on a recent panel hosted by Top1000Funds. They discuss a recent partnership designed to integrate risk, return, and impact into portfolio engineering, and other ways Bridgewater is helping incorporate sustainability objectives.
May 17, 2023
Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad joins Bloomberg's Sustainable Finance Forum to discuss how Bridgewater is designing institutional portfolios that seek to achieve financial and sustainability objectives, including alignment to net zero.
May 1, 2023
At an event hosted by the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at the Brookings Institution, Carsten Stendevad, co-CIO for Sustainability, shares how institutional investors can build systematic portfolios aligned with their net zero commitments.
April 5, 2023
Karen Karniol-Tambour
As part of the Milken Institute’s “Power of Ideas” series, co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour explains the important role investors play in emission-intensive sectors.
April 5, 2023
Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad joins the “Summa & Friends” podcast to discuss how investors with sustainability goals, such as net zero, can rethink their investment processes — from security selection to portfolio construction — to build aligned portfolios at scale. See important disclosures and other information.
November 30, 2022
Carsten Stendevad, Karen Karniol-Tambour, Daniel Hochman, Jeremy Ng
The publicly traded firms in a handful of emissions-intensive sectors are responsible for about 60% of all global emissions. By allocating capital to climate solutions and carbon improvers in these sectors, investors can make progress toward their net zero goals, even if that leads to higher spot portfolio emissions than if they were to cut these emissions-intensive sectors altogether.
October 27, 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour, Daniel Hochman, Jeremy Ng, Lorenzo Pinasco
Greenhouse gas emissions are highly concentrated in a few key sectors in investor portfolios; the publicly traded firms in these sectors alone are responsible for about 60% of all global emissions. Investors thinking through climate risks, climate opportunities, and net zero alignment should focus on these sectors.
September 21, 2022
Top1000Funds highlights Co-CIO for Sustainability Carsten Stendevad’s recent conversation in a sustainability forum at Harvard University as he examines the role of investors in financing the transition to a low carbon economy and measurements involved in assessing and understanding the credibility of a company’s transition plans.
August 18, 2022
Kevin Brennan, Danny DeBois
Europe’s energy supply shock is creating a painful stagflation, and policy makers face a difficult set of choices. Looking forward, structurally higher energy prices will be a long-term competitiveness challenge for Europe.
July 19, 2022
On an episode of Reuters’ “The Exchange” podcast, Co-CIOs for Sustainability Karen Karniol-Tambour and Carsten Stendevad share their perspectives on the current ESG debate. While agreeing with a number of the common criticisms, they lay out their case for the merits of pursing sustainable investing in a fundamental and systematic way.
June 22, 2022
Karen Karniol-Tambour
In a piece published by Project Syndicate, Co-CIO Karen-Karniol-Tambour describes the economic, political, and social consequences of today’s energy shortages. These were not created overnight — after years of underinvestment in production capacity, even a small reduction in global supply can send prices skyward, and now policymakers and investors face a full array of difficult choices.
May 2022
During a wide-ranging conversation with "The Money Maze Podcast," Co-CIO Karen Karniol-Tambour describes how Bridgewater’s fundamental and systematic approach to sustainable investing, including engineering sustainable portfolios by systematically assessing and selecting assets for sustainability criteria.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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