November’s release of the USCCB’s revised socially responsible investing guidelines has Catholic fiduciaries wondering: What’s changed? And, How should we adapt to this new guidance? Exploring these questions is the focus of the second podcast in our new series, which emphasizes principles of mission-aligned investment programs for Catholic institutions. The podcast brings forth ideas for implementing the USCCB guidelines in institutional portfolios, and dispelling certain performance myths about Catholic-aligned portfolios. This podcast features: Scott Malpass, CIS Co-Founder & Board Chair and retired CIO of the University of Notre Dame; Steve Schott, Principal and Senior Director, Institutional Religious Retirement and Foundation Services, CapTrust; and Bernard Brenninkmeijer, Executive Director of Constanter Philanthropic Services, Chairman of Porticus North America Foundation and Board member of FADICA.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-principled-approach-to-implementation-of/id1584867496?i=1000560802478

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2zrQ0ewniurcf1r99ZyO6i?si=fVRbmiviT6isfgXCwJa90A

This podcast represents the third in a new series that explores the innovations of Catholic non-profits as they advance their missions around the world. Few institutions are as distinctive in their history and objectives as the Custody of the of Holy Land. For over 800 years, the Franciscan Friars of the Custody have been entrusted by the Holy See with preservation of the great shrines of the Latin church in the Middle East, serving both pilgrims to the Holy Land and local Christian communities. Their mission, as various Popes have emphasized, is to ensure that the places of Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension remain centers of spirituality that hand on the evangelical message and nurture the piety of the faithful. This podcast features Father David Grenier, OFM, and Father David Wathen, OFM, joining in a dialogue with Paul Schott Stevens, Trustee, Catholic Investment Services, to explore the work of the Custody today and the unique challenges it faces in the Middle East.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-reflection-of-800-years-the-custody-of-the-holy-land/id1584867496?i=1000557901594

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/44l4wRj6FN9Z4RwIuACRs2?si=lcb2De1hTgiN8q8ulnV1Lw

 

This podcast is the second in a new series that explores the role of impact-focused investment programs in the strategies of Catholic institutions. In this podcast, Frank Persico of Partners in Mission joins Paul Schott Stevens, CIS trustee & former CEO of the ICI, for a dynamic conversation in which they will discuss the proper respective roles of management and boards, consider organizational best practices, examine how successful boards organize themselves in effective committee structures, define the types of governing committees, and align themselves with Catholic social teaching.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-working-with-well-organized-boards-can/id1584867496?i=1000555463046

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2gheNqcxnDO6wqov1vt5M8?si=RPCS1UzqT-uB1Qx22sxxIw

This podcast represents the second in a new series that explores the innovations of Catholic non-profits as they advance their missions around the world. In this podcast, Jennifer Poidatz and James Bond of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) join Paul Schott Stevens, CIS trustee & former CEO of the ICI, for a dynamic conversation about their work and how CRS has advanced its’ mission over 75 years while continuing to express Catholic Social Teaching in the organization’s identity.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-in-focus-catholic-relief-services/id1584867496?i=1000550422339

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OSmvazwDK8cDnWVRgYQQr?si=9yWk_VEcQOWsEG8JAEj4kw

This is our 4th podcast and the second episode of our Manager in Focus series, featuring our esteemed investment partners and their unique insights on investment strategy and the current capital market environment. This conversation features Jack Brennan, CIS co-founder & former CEO of Vanguard and Evelyn Chen, founder and portfolio manager of the Sino Vision Greater China Market-Neutral Fund. Jack and Evelyn discuss a wide-range of investment topics, including the nuances of investing in Taiwan, opportunities and challenges for the global supply chain, 5G and artificial intelligence, and how Sino Vision integrates ESG principles into their investment process.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/manager-in-focus-featuring-sino-vision-with-evelyn-chen/id1584867496?i=1000546255762

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WLAQ2BPhnVCEEzrHrLMlg?si=YW8xeWEWQYWuPEzxjt_4Fw

This podcast is the first in a new series that explores the role of impact-focused investment programs in the strategies of Catholic institutions. This premiere edition features Tim Connors, Founder of PivotNorth Capital, Mario Giannini, CEO of Hamilton Lane, and Bryan Pini, President and CIO of Mercy Investment Services. These leaders share their views on the evolving ESG landscape in private markets, while dispelling some performance myths regarding ESG or Impact investing.

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/esg-integration-in-private-market-portfolios/id1584867496?i=1000544114183

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1x2HYgSTcDCAHEHZQrebmr?si=f697b48e7c534cbd

 

This podcast represents the first in a new series that delves into the market strategies of Catholic Investment Services’ esteemed investment partners. This premiere edition features Chris Begg, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of East Coast Asset Management. Joining Chris for this engaging and enlightening discussion is Scott Malpass, CIS Co-Founder and Board Chair, and retired Chief Investment Officer for the University of Notre Dame.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/manager-in-focus-east-coast-asset-management/id1584867496?i=1000537456556

Highlights

When was East Coast Asset Management foundation – 5:15
Thinking about Compound Interest – 6:59
There’s a unique skill set – 9:34
Taking a topic that is interesting to you – 10:55
A holistic view from Chris’ perspective – 13:11
A monopoly situation – 14:52
Being disciplined and having patience – 23:44
Reducing friction to focus – 24:42
A very productive place for them – 28:55

This podcast represents the first in a new series that explores the innovations of Catholic nonprofits as they advance their missions around the world. In this podcast, Sister Irene O’Neill CSJ, President of Sisters Rising Worldwide joins Jack Brennan, CIS Founding Chair, for a dynamic conversation about her work and how her organization uses technology to unite sisters around the world in pursuing their vital mission.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-in-focus-sisters-rising-worldwide/id1584867496?i=1000534678324

Highlights

How to help children love themselves – 4:04
What’s the superpower? LOVE! – 6:12
A platform built for sisters – 13:44
The community of sisters is profound – 15:11
Young people, the church, and the work that sisters do – 20:06
Thinking about success for the future – 24:46