Alexander Burr

ESG Policy Lead

Alexander Burr

Alexander joined in 2019 and leads LGIM’s ESG policy engagement across markets. Prior to this, he helped establish an impact fund that uses blended finance to invest in emerging markets. Before that, Alexander negotiated blended finance investments at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support sustainable economic growth across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa. He has held roles advising governments on alternative finance and established a nuclear safeguards organisation. Alexander holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southampton, and further education at LSE, ICSA, CISL, and Birkbeck.

Other articles by Alexander Burr

Why we need a roadmap for the global agriculture and land-use sector
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Why we need a roadmap for the global agriculture and land-use sector

Existing pathways don't capture the full complexity of issues facing the agriculture and land-use...
By Alexander Burr
05 Oct 2022
3 min read
AMR and the water sector: the pandemic in the shadows
ESG and long term themes

AMR and the water sector: the pandemic in the shadows

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) poses a systemic risk to markets and an urgent threat to human...
By Maria Larsson OrtinoAlexander BurrEmma Cameron
03 Oct 2022
3 min read
Four steps to avoid a water crisis
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Four steps to avoid a water crisis

Water scarcity is an urgent, global issue requiring a considered and cooperative response. Here, ...
By Alexander Burr
01 Sep 2022
4 min read
Water, water, everywhere?
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Water, water, everywhere?

Addressing water scarcity -- a global issue already impacting billions of people and wreaking...
By Alexander Burr
25 Aug 2022
4 min read
Biodiversity: an intergovernmental COP out?
ESG and long term themes

Biodiversity: an intergovernmental COP out?

With governments struggling to gain traction on nature loss, corporates and financial institution...
By Toby MacKeanAlexander BurrCatherine Ogden
11 May 2022
5 min read
War and the risk to global food security
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

War and the risk to global food security

Policymakers must seize the opportunity to strengthen the food system, not retreat into...
By Alexander Burr
10 May 2022
4 min read
Great accelerations: reviewing sustainability policy in 2021
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Great accelerations: reviewing sustainability policy in 2021

2021 could be described as a 'great acceleration' for sustainability policy: political leaders an...
By Alexander Burr
13 Jan 2022
3 min read
Agriculture risk in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Agriculture risk in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

We believe responsible investors need to pay greater attention to agriculture, and urge the EU...
By Alexander Burr
26 Nov 2021
3 min read
The UK’s new roadmap for sustainable investing
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

The UK’s new roadmap for sustainable investing

We reflect on the newly released Roadmap to Sustainable Investing in the UK.  
By Alexander Burr
20 Oct 2021
3 min read

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