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Environmental Difference Makers in the Markets with Vicki Benjamin (Ep. 62)

It’s no secret that we rely on nature to survive.

Hence, putting in measures to save our environment and allow the cycle to continue is extremely important for not only our own future, but also for the future of the generations to come.

In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel sits down with Vicki Benjamin, co-founder and CEO of Karner Blue Capital. Vicki explains what her company does for nature and the environment and how they are utilizing data collection and their own ESG process to combat nature and biodiversity loss around the world.

Vicki discusses:

  • The impact of the palm oil industry on nature, the environment, and the markets
  • The five drivers of nature and the impact of biodiversity loss 
  • How Karner Blue is utilizing in-depth data collection practices to redefine ESG investing
  • A new ecosystem service that will value land based on its positive effects in the public markets   
  • And more!


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About Our Guest:

Vicki Benjamin is the co-founder and CEO of Karner Blue Capital, an SEC-registered investment adviser dedicated to investing in biodiversity protection, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare. Before establishing KBC, Vicki served as President, COO, and CFO for Calvert Investments, an industry leader in socially responsible investing. Vicki was a partner of a “Big 4” accounting firm for more than ten years before joining Calvert.



Episode 44: What You Need to Know About the Palm Oil Industry – With Jessye Waxman

Not many investors realize the impact the palm oil industry has on people, animals, and the environment. 

Find out what you need to know about this industry in today’s information-packed episode with Green Century Capital Management’s Jessye Waxman. 

Jessye joins Kimberly Griego-Kiel to discuss her work as a shareholder advocate and to explain how she works with companies to help mitigate their exposure to the material, financial, operational, and reputational risks related to palm oil and deforestation. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why Jessye is passionate about the environment
  • Palm oil industry issues and how they are closely related to Green Century’s deforestation concerns 
  • How child labor in the palm oil industry is tied to Girl Scout cookies
  • Ways you can contribute to the advocacy, environmental, and investment work Green Century does 
  • And more!

Stream this episode today to discover how the No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE) Commitment holds supply chains accountable for the negative impacts of palm oil!

Resources: Horizon Sustainable Financial Services: (505) 982-9661 | info@horizonssfs.com | kim@horizonssfs.com | Facebook | Jessye Waxman | Green Century Capital Management | 30 Under 30 List | Tom Chapin | No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE) Commitment | Palm Oil and Girl Scout Cookies