ESGForeword, ISS ESG’s podcast series, is designed with one goal in mind: to deliver a precise and succinct view and forecast on all things ESG across the globe. Each episode features experts with deep and long-standing knowledge in covering issues of importance to those within the ESG industry. Corporate and investment professionals will find the series particularly helpful as our experts discuss ways of achieving a greener and more sustainable portfolio while highlighting resources and tools designed to meet challenges faced by ESG practitioners.

The series is also directed at those seeking to stay abreast of the latest global trends and developments in the areas of responsible investment, sustainability, impact investing, CSR reporting, ESG disclosures, and more.

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Hosted by:


Jean-Charles Guillemin

Global Head of Integrated Solutions



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In this episode, our host Jean-Charles Guillemin, Global Head of Integrated Solutions at ISS ESG, speaks with Karina Karakulova, Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, to discuss ISS ESG’s recently released annual report on ESG-related regulation, called “2023 Global Regulatory Update. Karina speaks about the report’s findings on the evolution of global ESG regulation and the implications for investors.

In this episode, our host, Jean-Charles Guillemin, Global Head of Integrated Solutions at ISS ESG, speaks with Brian Colantropo, Associate Director and Head of ESG Research Solutions Product at ISS ESG, on an increasingly important topic for investors and corporations alike: biodiversity. Brian provides insight on why investors should be paying closer attention to biodiversity, the best ways to measure biodiversity impact, and discusses the development of ISS ESG’s Biodiversity Impact Assessment Tool, which aids investors in assessing the impact of companies’ business and supply chains on biodiversity.

ISS ESG is pleased to present its ESGForeword podcast series, hosted by Jean-Charles Guillemin, Global Head of Integrated Solutions. In this episode, Jean-Charles speaks with Bonnie Saynay, ISS ESG’s Global Head of ESG Research and Data Strategy to discuss our recently released annual outlook report, Actionable Insights: Top ESG Themes in 2023. The conversation explores what’s needed to implement and achieve Net Zero carbon energy production, whether investors can expect a slowdown or acceleration in ESG regulation, how the pandemic is affecting companies three years on, the main ESG challenges investors should consider as it applies to crypto, and more.

About Jean-Charles Guillemin
Jean-Charles is the Global Head of Integrated Solutions at ISS ESG, responsible for Alternative Research, Sovereign Research, Thematic Research, and Traditional Research. He brings 17 years of experience as an institutional asset allocator, specialized in alternative investments and ESG strategies. Having served on multiple investment committees, and held senior investment roles across the asset management industry, he has a strong track record in manager research, portfolio/risk management, fund structuring, and capital markets.Jean-Charles holds a Master’s in Management from ESC Dijon (France) and a Diplom-Kaufmann from Hochschule Harz (Germany). He is Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), a Chartered Member of the CISI (MCSI), and passed both the CFA UK’s Certificate in ESG Investing, and Certificate in Climate & Investing.

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