Professor Laure de Preux shares her fascinating research with Varun, quantifying the impact of environmental pollution and its related impact on healthcare systems.
This episode takes us all the way back to February 2020, when Nico and Aakash Kapur spoke to Sonya Dreizler, founder of Solutions with Sonya.
Sonya is a consultant for financial services on ESG and impact investing as well as being a public speaker and author on the topics. She breaks down the key topics in the sustainable finance world such as impact, SRI and ESG as well as providing an insight into her unique career path from executive assistant to CEO. Sonya also deep dives into Larry Fink's famous 2019 Letter to CEOs, the role of engagement and the importance of diversity at decision-making level for the financial industry to become a positive contributor to solving global challenges. If you like this episode, make sure to check out Aakash's new podcast 'What's the Problem?'
In this episode, Varun catches up with Gemma Robertson, Director of Employer Relations, and Rachel Tonner, Head of MBA Careers Provision, to gain insight into what recruitment in the UK looks like, from the perspective of both employers and applicants.
This week, Chloé chats with Mark Campanale, Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative. They discuss the carbon bubble theory, the financial risks posed by stranded assets, and the way forward for oil and gas companies.
In our 25th show, our special host Amy Trask takes over to discuss science communications, climate change and coronavirus with Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Manager at the Science Media Centre. Since the pandemic broke out, Covid-19 has dominated news outlets and we discuss the similarities and differences between the two subject matters in how they are reported, their immediate impacts, and what the “Follow the Science” mantra dominating discussions around Covid-19 might mean for climate change in the future.
David Miles is Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College Business School. In this episode, he chats with Varun Bakshi (Full-Time MBA 2020) about the state of the economy today, drawing comparisons with the financial crisis of 2008.
Nico chats to Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative. They discuss the global surge in green bond issuance, how green bonds relate to other thematic bonds as well as the EU Taxonomy for Climate Mitigation and a potential future Taxonomy for Biodiversity.
This week, Nico chat's to Cornelia Gomez - head of ESG at PAI Partners. They discuss the specific challenges of taking ESG factors into account in the private equity and deep dive into topics at the frontier of ESG debates such as biodiversity impact measurement and supply chain risk.
In this week's episode, Nico chats to Nigel Topping - the UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26. They discuss Nigel's work with non-state actors in the run up to the next Conference Of the Parties, including the Race to Zero campaign, the progress made since the Paris Agreement and Nigel's vision for the years ahead.