Kelly Vives, Allspring’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, discusses Allspring’s robust stewardship platform and engagement efforts with Jamie Newton, head of Global Fixed Income Research for Allspring. ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and climate transition are also topics of conversation.
As we write this article in mid-August, authorities across the Rocky Mountains are issuing flood warnings. Monsoon rains have drenched deserts and mountains in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, with eight million Americans significantly affected. These extraordinary conditions belie an even more severe and longer-term challenge: the intense drought crisis throughout the western U.S.