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UKSIF Leadership Podcast

UKSIF Leadership Podcast

By UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

Join the UKSIF team as we dive into the biggest topics in sustainable finance with a wonderful line-up of guest speakers!

Since 1991, The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association has been the membership organisation for those in financial services committed to promoting a more sustainable and resilient financial system that works for the benefit of society, the environment, and us all. UKSIF represents a diverse range of financial services firms committed to these aims, and our 270+ members, managing over £10trn in assets under management.
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Xinjiang supply chain: in conversation with Tomoya Obokata
Xinjiang supply chain: in conversation with Tomoya Obokata
Ahead of our Autumn Conference, we were pleased to be joined by Tomoya Obokata, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Tomoya and James discuss Tomoya's role, his independent report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, Xinjiang forced labour and what this means for the market.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other updates and interviews. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
35:42
November 15, 2022
FCA's SDR Consultation Launch
FCA's SDR Consultation Launch
The FCA has launched their SDR consultation today, 25 October 2022! This is a huge step in tackling greenwashing, so and Sally and James are here to discuss what it is, what it means, what the timeframes are looking like and what this means for the financial services.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other updates and interviews. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
17:35
October 25, 2022
International Women's Day: making finance a female friendly space
International Women's Day: making finance a female friendly space
This International Women's Day, we have collaborated with three fantastic women in finance. In this episode of the UKSIF Leadership Podcast, Sally is joined by Bess Joffe, Annabel Nelson and Sarah Williams to discuss the experience of women in finance, the barriers they face and what needs to be done to make finance a female friendly space. Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other interviews with the top names in the industry. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
41:49
March 08, 2022
The Importance of Engagement with Michael O'Leary, Engine No.1
The Importance of Engagement with Michael O'Leary, Engine No.1
Happy New Year! To start 2022, we are pleased to share this recording from our Autumn Conference in November. James was joined by Michael O'Leary, Managing Director of Engine No.1, to discuss the importance of investor engagement in driving sustainability.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other interviews with the top names in the industry. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
31:20
January 20, 2022
COP26 Day 12: Key reflections of the summit
COP26 Day 12: Key reflections of the summit
Oscar reflects on the COP26 summit ahead of the final text agreement release, from the policy announcements, to the barriers to progress.  We've really enjoyed producing this series and hope you've enjoyed listening. We'll be back with some more content soon - like and subscribe so you don't miss out! To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
20:37
November 12, 2021
COP26 Day 11: UK leadership on levelling up cities
COP26 Day 11: UK leadership on levelling up cities
James is joined by Josué Tanaka, Principal Finance Advisor at C40 Cities and Polly Billington, Chief Executive, UK100. They discuss all things green infrastructure, diving into how local government can help drive the journey to Net Zero, inequality and cities from both the UK focus and the global perspective. Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
46:46
November 11, 2021
COP26 Day 10: UK leadership on decarbonising transport
COP26 Day 10: UK leadership on decarbonising transport
It's transport day of COP26, and Oscar chats to Ben Nelmes, Head of Policy and Research at New Automotive about supporting the switch to electric vehicles in the UK, upcoming policy, what's happening now and what's still to come.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series.  To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
22:28
November 10, 2021
COP26 Day 9: UK leadership on gender diversity
COP26 Day 9: UK leadership on gender diversity
Sally speaks to Swati Pujari, Founder of the Gender Lens Project on day 9 of COP26. They discuss what inspired her to start the project, what it means, the benefits of gender lens investing and how investors can make their first step towards driving diversity.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
21:28
November 09, 2021
 COP26 Day 8: UK leadership on adaptation and resilience
COP26 Day 8: UK leadership on adaptation and resilience
Sally and James are joined by Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Sustainable Investment at Man Group and host of his own A Sustainable Future Podcast! They discuss what climate resilience is, what it means for investors and what it means for funding infrastructure. They have a meandering conversation which seems to cover everything in-between as well.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
39:30
November 08, 2021
COP26 Day 7: UK leadership on the just transition
COP26 Day 7: UK leadership on the just transition
It’s day 7 of COP26, and Oscar is joined by Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the LSE, as well as Kate Elliot and Sophie Lawrence from Rathbone Greenbank Investments for a podcast in two parts. They discuss what the UK is doing in the just transition, what the just transition means for financial services and how the sector can help to drive it successfully. Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
36:27
November 07, 2021
COP26 Day 6: UK leadership on biodiversity
COP26 Day 6: UK leadership on biodiversity
It's day 6 of COP26 and Oscar is joined by Ray Dhirani, Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF-UK and Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, a Senior research fellow at ZSL's Institute of Zoology, talking about upcoming priorities on biodiversity, the impact of the Dasgupta Review on the ‘Economics of Biodiversity’, and hopes for hopes for COP15 next year. Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
31:10
November 06, 2021
COP26 Day 5: UK leadership on ESG in youth retail investing
COP26 Day 5: UK leadership on ESG in youth retail investing
It's the Friday of the first week of COP26, and Oscar is joined by the CEO of Clim8, Duncan Grierson. They discuss how the industry can better engage young savers, whether the pandemic has impacted the attitudes of this group towards investing, and how we can collectively tackle and the spot the signs of 'greenwashing.' Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
21:07
November 05, 2021
COP26 Day 4: UK leadership on the energy transition
COP26 Day 4: UK leadership on the energy transition
It's energy day at COP26 and Sally is joined by Mike Appleby, Investment Manager - Sustainable Future funds at Liontrust Asset Management and Matthew Clayton, Managing Director at Thrive Renewables. They discuss topics from what stewardship in the energy transition looks like and the barriers to the energy transition to the hopeful outcomes of COP26.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
33:47
November 04, 2021
COP26 Day 3: UK leadership on green taxonomies and global rules
COP26 Day 3: UK leadership on green taxonomies and global rules
For day 3 of COP26, Oscar and James are joined by Victor Van Hoorn, Executive Director of Eurosif to discuss reactions to the update set out in the UK’s ‘green finance roadmap’ on the UK’s approach to the green taxonomy, the role of the GTAG, lessons from Europe and the next steps for the UK.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
46:37
November 03, 2021
 COP26 Day 2: UK leadership on stewardship in the net zero transition
COP26 Day 2: UK leadership on stewardship in the net zero transition
It's Day 2 of COP26! James is joined in this episode by Mark Campanale, Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Impax Asset Management. They discuss the role of financial services in getting us to net zero, what the implications are, stewardship and how can this help the transition of the real economy, as well as what is needed from both businesses and government.   Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other excellent COP26 series.  To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
46:38
November 02, 2021
COP26 Day 1: What do we expect?
COP26 Day 1: What do we expect?
COP26 is here! Sally, James and Oscar discuss all things COP, what is is, how it works, what we've seen in the run up to the conference and what we hope will follow the event. This is the first of our COP26 series, and we will be following up with a daily podcast over the two weeks, covering topics aligned with the official COP agenda.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our upcoming episodes! To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
25:26
November 01, 2021
Empowering the Conscious Consumer
Empowering the Conscious Consumer
On Monday 04 October, as part of UKSIF's Good Money Week, PA Consulting launched new research into what consumers truly want when it comes to sustainable finance, and how financial services firms can accelerate the transition to more sustainable saving, investment and spending. Join a discussion with James, Mark Lancelott from PA Consulting, Clive Emery from Invesco and Gemma Woodward from Quilter Cheviot as they discuss the implications and opportunities of this research for the investment and finance industry. To view the full report click here.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other exciting upcoming interviews. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
01:00:09
October 05, 2021
The Economics of Biodiversity
The Economics of Biodiversity
At our Spring Conference in May, James was delighted to interview Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, author of the Dasgupta Review, an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity commissioned by HM Treasury. They discussed the framework of the Review, the risks posed by current economic success measures, as well as the immediate and long term steps the investment and finance community can take to address biodiversity risks and opportunities.  Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on any of our other exciting upcoming interviews. To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
47:06
September 22, 2021
Episode 0: Introduction to the UKSIF Leadership Podcast
Episode 0: Introduction to the UKSIF Leadership Podcast
Meet the UKSIF Leadership Podcast team, James, Oscar and Sally, and hear what we've got coming up. Remember to like and subscribe to make sure you don't miss out on our exciting upcoming interviews.  To find out more about us you can follow us on twitter @UKSIF or have a look on our website: uksif.org
02:09
September 12, 2021