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

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
Is it a Grand Slam for the EU’s new sustainable finance strategy?
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Is it a Grand Slam for the EU’s new sustainable finance strategy?

Whether Wembley or Wimbledon, Tuesday 6 July was a rather dramatic day for many of us. It was als...
By Alexander Burr
09 Jul 2021
4 min read
Are the G7 ESG ‘wonders of the world’ or ‘deadly sinners’?
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

Are the G7 ESG ‘wonders of the world’ or ‘deadly sinners’?

We look at what the G7 finance ministers’ communiqué means for responsible investors.  
By Alexander Burr
10 Jun 2021
4 min read
ESG reporting in Europe: is the proposed CSRD a ‘friend’ or ‘foe’?
ESG and long term themes

ESG reporting in Europe: is the proposed CSRD a ‘friend’ or ‘foe’?

Our thoughts on the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive  
By Alexander BurrMarion Plouhinec
13 May 2021
3 min read
CAPture this opportunity: why agricultural policy matters to markets
Alexander Burr
ESG and long term themes

CAPture this opportunity: why agricultural policy matters to markets

Ahead of today’s EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, we call for reforms to align the...
By Alexander Burr
22 Mar 2021
3 min read

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