Patrick Temple-West

Journalist, The Financial Times

Patrick Temple-West is a journalist at the Financial Times in New York covering Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability issues. He has written recently about asset managers, rulemakers in the ESG sector—such as the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board—as well as the sustainable investing deals involving biofuels and recyclable coffee cups.

Before joining the Financial Times, Temple-West was in Washington, D.C., covering financial regulations and he reported internationally from Brazil, Nigeria, Taiwan, and Turkey. Earlier in his career, he was a correspondent for Reuters.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Shadows to Spotlight: Climate in the Media

MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted in 2018 that every time he has covered climate it has been a “palpable ratings killer,” while This American Life host Ira Glass says climate change is “weirdly resistant to journalism.” So what makes climate such a hard sell for storytellers and broadcast media? 

“The topic comes up, you feel this spike of anxiety, and then you just look away,” says Ellen Horne, who was Executive Producer of WNYC’s Radiolab for 12 years. “Engaging it is too challenging.”