The Sustainability Inspires Podcast

Discussions on the key themes dominating our industry today

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In our podcast series, listen to guests who are inspirational forces in sustainability. Discover something new or be motivated in your personal or professional journeys.

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Latest episode

Climate transition: looking beyond a low-carbon portfolio

Host: Fionna Ross, Senior Sustainability Specialist

Guests: Samuel Grantham, Investment Director; Thomas Leys, Investment Director

We built our climate transition investment team four years ago. Fionna Ross invites Samuel Grantham and Thomas Leys, Investment Directors in the abrdn Fixed Income team, to share their learnings and to discuss what lies ahead.

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Aligning the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with business strategy

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.

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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

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