CEO Perspectives

Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value

Ron O’Hanley in Conversation with Jagdeep Singh Bachher on What Matters in ESG Investing at the University of California

September 2020

Incorporating ESG risks and opportunities into investment programs has been one of the most important industry developments over the last five years, as more research confirms the material impact of climate change risk, human capital management, governance best practices and other ESG issues on long-term value creation.

In our continuing CEO Perspectives series, Ron O’Hanley speaks to Jagdeep Singh Bachher, the Chief Investment Officer for the University of California, one of the largest research universities in the world.

Jagdeep describes his own ESG journey as an investor and argues that investment team cultural changes around ESG are as important as investment alignment around ESG. He talks about the principles informing UC’s approach to ESG: keep your mind open to learning, think in terms of financial risks, and recognize that there are no binary solutions.