Hymans Robertson On... Episode 78

Investment - Getting to Net Zero in practice

23 Nov 2022


In this episode of Hymans Robertson On... our host, Ben Farmer, presents the latest episode in our investment series, and is joined by Mhairi Gooch, Senior Responsible Investment Consultant, and Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, Head of Sustainability Research at Lombard Odier Investment Management.

During the episode, we discuss all things Net Zero, including an examination of how pension schemes and insurers can translate theory to action when working to Net Zero, what a “good” Net Zero strategy looks like, and how this might develop over the coming years.

If you have any questions on anything discussed in this podcast, please get in touch.

Notes and Resources

Briefing Note - Biodiversity

Climate adaptation investment: funding gap, risk and opportunity

Cognitive bias as a barrier to tackling climate change

Designing temperature alignment metrics to invest in net zero - Lombard Odier

Just transition and good work


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Key Topics
  • Introduction : (00.45)
  • What do we mean by “Net Zero”? : (02.18)
  • What does a good Net Zero strategy look like? : (07.30)
  • How do Hymans think about the journey to Net Zero, and how is this likely to evolve? : (15.16)
  • What can clients do to work towards Net Zero in practice? : (22.29)
  • “What do you know now?” quiz : (25.18)
  • Summary and wrap up : (30.03)


Ben Farmer

by Ben Farmer
Senior Investment Consultant

Mhairi Gooch

by Mhairi Gooch
Senior Responsible Investment Consultant