UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Conference

I’m proud to be presenting at the UN-supported PRI conference this September in Berlin. Social cohesion and inclusive growth ​Helga Birgden, Principal and Head of Responsible Investment Business, Mercer Georg Kell, Vice Chairman, Arabesque Partners Jason Mitchell, Sustainability Advocate & Portfolio Manager, Man Group ​David Wood, Adjunct Lecturer in Public … Continue reading

Quant funds see bright future in responsible investing

Steven Desmyter  and Jason Mitchell write in FundFire about why quant funds are a force for good in responsible investing. As the capabilities to analyse ESG scores and their underlying data improve, quant funds could bring a considerable advantage in converting ESG signals into potential alpha generation. Many have already … Continue reading

The Libyan Coastguard (London Review of Books)

This article first appeared in London Review of Books My latest essay on the European refugee and migrant crisis appears in the March 16, 2017 issue (Vol. 39 No. 6). The Libyan Coastguard When we left Malta for the Libyan coast twenty hours away, two birds followed us. We were crewing aboard … Continue reading

Nordic Responsible Investor Institutional Roundtable

Panel Discussion: “Responsible Investments”  Spectrum of approaches  Applicability to alternative investments  Investor due diligence – ESG DDQ Panellists:  Jason Mitchell, Fund Manager, Man GLG  Eric Cockshutt, Director, Head of RFP & Responsible Investment Coordinator, Unigestion  Jarkko Matilainen, Director, Hedge Funds, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance … Continue reading

On the front lines of the migrant crisis

This article first appeared in Christian Science Monitor. DECEMBER 21, 2016 —It’s night, 18 miles off Libya’s coast. I’m waiting alongside Sharo, who is eight months pregnant. That morning, we’d rescued her from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat. To save her, as well as the children and those who were … Continue reading

Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities

This article first appeared in Huffington Post. Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull public attention like tariffs and trade barriers, which meant that politicians typically focused on divisive social issues like abortion and gun control. But … Continue reading

How the Market Underestimates South Korea’s Shareholder Efforts

First appeared in Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom. South Korean equities seem to have a credibility problem, and as a result trade cheaply relative to both developed and emerging markets, second only to Greece and Russia on a price-to-book basis. It is likely that many investors have given up on the … Continue reading

Forthcoming – Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (Routledge Press: 2017)

I’m excited to be a contributing author to Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice due in early 2017 from Routledge Press, edited by Cary Krosinsky and Sophie Purdom. Continue reading