#83 - Socially responsible investing | Curio

#83 - Socially responsible investing

29 mins | Oct 29, 2021

Today's episode from 29th October 2021. First this morning: Last year in the US more than $17-trillion worth of investment deals were done using sustainable investing strategies. Just a couple of weeks ago, Prince Harry and Meghan joined an ethical investment firm. Socially conscious investing is gaining traction, but is it really ethical at all? We hear from industry experts who question it. Later on, humans are quick to argue about pretty much anything nowadays but this might have something to do with the way our brains are wired. A scientist explains how psychology can help us understand the origins of our beliefs. Environmental, social, and governance investing has become more popular, but there is an abundance of misleading claims. From Vox, Emily Stewart explores the thorny truth about ESG and socially responsible investing; that it is largely greenwashing for making money. Humans are all born with a range of psychological glitches and limits that obstruct our ability to see objective reality and nudge us towards versions of the world that are only partially accurate. From The Guardian, Adam Rutherford explores how psychology can help us understand how these limits inform our prejudices. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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