The Sustainability Inspires Podcast

Discussions on the key themes dominating our industry today

abrdn podcasts cover the dynamic universe of Responsible investing (RI). In this fortnightly series, abrdn’s Amanda Young hosts thought provoking discussions on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics including sustainability and climate change, diversity and inclusion, regulation and policy - and explores how together, we can invest for a better future.

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Green finance: from local to global

Host: Amanda Young, Chief Sustainability Officer, abrdn

Guest: Omar Shaikh, Director, and Co-Founder of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI)

Date: 8th February 2023

We kick off our brand-new Sustainability Inspires series with Omar, from GEFI. This is to pay homage to abrdn’s Scottish roots and the expanding influence that GEFI has had from a local initiative to its role on the global sustainable financial stage. Find out more and be inspired to support a cause close to your heart, from wherever you may be.

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Believing in the butterfly effect

Host: Danielle Welsh Rose, Head of Sustainability Investment Specialists and APAC Sustainability

Guest: Claire O'Rourke, Journalist & Campaigner

Date: March 2023

In this episode Danielle invites Claire to discuss their shared belief in the power of the butterfly effect. Drawing from 20 years of experience in journalism, communications and campaigning around the world, Claire gives her unique insight. Hear from her how a seemingly insignificant person or action can make a difference.

What inspires you

“... 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.”

Ann Meoni

Senior Sustainability Analyst, abrdn

Quoting 20th Century social scientist, Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”

Dr Lesley Dickie

Chief Executive Officer, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

“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.”

Tony Hood

Investment Director, abrdn