ESG Leaders: BlackRock’s Manuela Sperandeo, Head of Sustainable Indexing, EMEA

The latest video interview in the ESG Leaders series

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Manuela Sperandeo, Head of Sustainable Indexing, EMEA, at BlackRock speaks with Responsible Investor’s Daniel Brooksbank in the latest ESG Leaders Video Series interview.

Sperandeo discusses the “incredible tailwinds” behind ESG in 2021 as well as the implications of the US re-entering the Paris accord and the “pull” coming from the end investor. 

And she addresses the issue of how the firm sees its stewardship role, saying: “It’s been an incredible journey for us as a firm.”

“Climate risk is investment risk,” she says, “so it’s something we are going to hold the companies we are investing in really and truly accountable for.”