Executive Insights

As the market undergoes fundamental and lasting change, Ron O’Hanley, our chairman and CEO, is examining our purpose, vision, strategy, goals and values that are foundational to deliver the best outcome for all of our stakeholders.


Endorsing Climate Change Disclosure

Ron joined the virtual TCFD Summit to discuss progress in the endorsement and adoption of the TCFD reporting framework.
October 2021

Ron O’Hanley at the Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference

In his keynote speech, Ron spoke about lessons learned from the pandemic and the importance of the resiliency of investment operations, portfolios and the overall financial systems.
May 2021

From COVID to Climate

With each vaccination against COVID-19, the world moves closer to overcoming the worst public health disaster of the 21st century. Ron discusses why the consequences of failing to avert climate disaster will be far greater and longer-lasting.
April 2021

Breaking Glass to Sound the Alarm on Women Leaving the Workforce

Ron explains why providing the flexibility and support that women need to remain and thrive in the workforce is an investment that benefits all of us.
March 2021

Leadership and Transformation Amid the Pandemic and Beyond

Ron connected with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, to discuss leadership, operational transformation and ESG.
February 2021

The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors

At the National Association of Corporate Directors New England event, Ron discussed the questions corporate boards should ask when it comes to ESG oversight.
February 2021

Resiliency Begins with Equity: Honoring Dr. King’s Sacrifice

This year’s Martin Luther King Day carries special weight, as we reflect on the disproportionately high cost the pandemic has imposed on Black Americans.
January 2021

Targeting Systemic Change for Sustainable and Inclusive Capitalism

Ron spoke to Jeff Ubben and Lynn Forester de Rothschild on inclusive capitalism.
November 2020

TCFD and the Shift to Net Zero

Ron interviewed Mark Carney on TCFD and climate change action.
November 2020

The Alpha Bet

Two years after our acquisition of Charles River Development, Ron spoke to Global Custodian about our front-to-back strategy, areas of growth, competition and why collaboration is critical.
November 2020

The Future of Capitalism

As part of a panel conversation at the Milken 2020 Global Conference, Ron joined industry colleagues to discuss the changes necessary to re-imagine a new version of capitalism.
October 2020

Focusing Institutional Capital on Climate Change Risk

Ron joined the virtual TCFD Summit to discuss the urgent need to keep action around climate control front and center.
October 2020

View from the Top: The Asset Servicing Model of the Future

Ron shared his perspective on the future of our industry at the virtual Sibos 2020 conference.
October 2020

Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value: Why ESG Matters at the University of California

Ron spoke with Jagdeep Singh Bachher, CIO for UC’s pensions, endowment, working capital and retirement savings plans, on the university’s ESG investment journey.
September 2020

Crisis as Catalyst: How COVID-19 Changes Everything

Our series looked at the many ways the health and economic crisis is sharpening the need to conduct business differently, strengthen resiliency and address social and economic problems.
July 2020

Climate Change Is the Biggest Business Opportunity of the 21st Century

Ron and Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, spoke about climate change-related business opportunities.
July 2020

Racism Degrades All of Us: Why Each of Us Must Be Part of the Solution

At State Street, we stand with those in the US and around the world who are committed to ending violence and bigotry. Read more from our chairman and CEO.
July 2020