Aligning the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with business strategy
How can an effective business strategy help meet the 2030 SDGs?
Host: Fionna Ross, Senior Sustainability Investment Specialist and Head of Sustainability Institute, Americas, abrdn
Guest: Caroline Jones, CRPC™, Vice President and Financial Advisor, The Princeton Group
Date: September 2023
Still in her 20s, Caroline Jones has accomplished more than most will in a lifetime. Fionna Ross invites Caroline to talk through her blossoming career in wealth management and its importance for sustainability. As an active member of the community, Caroline is engaged in initiatives that address societal issues and support financial empowerment.
Host: Sheela Veerappan, Senior Sustainability Investment Specialist, abrdn
Guest: David Atkin, Chief Executive Officer, The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Date: July 2023
In this episode of the podcast Sheela Veerappan hosts David Atkin, Keynote speaker at this year’s APAC Sustainability Summit 2023. Sheela invites David to discuss his fascinating career and his current work in sustainable investing with the PRI.
Host: Samuel Bevan, Investment Director, Fixed Income – Emerging-Market Debt, abrdn
Guest: Sima Varsani, Group Head of Sustainability, Helios Towers
Samuel Bevan from abrdn’s emerging-market debt team talks to Sima Varsani of Helios Towers, a leading telecommunications infrastructure company. Sima discusses how Helios Towers integrates sustainability into its business strategy and how this aligns with the UN’s SDGs.
“... little acts of kindness that people do that aren't required of them, but they just make everybody else's life more joyful - I find that really inspiring.”
Quoting 20th Century social scientist, Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”
Dr Lesley Dickie
“It’s been my work that’s inspired me… I’ve always been intrigued by the companies that are relentlessly, just trying to make things more effective and more efficient.”