ESG investing: Exploring system-based approaches

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

ESG factors are deemed critical in determining the success or failure of any company and help investors manage risk better in order to generate more sustainable returns in the long-term. However, there is significant complexity and difficulty in identifying key opportunities beyond risks and implementing suitable frameworks for institutions to make value-driving decisions that include all stakeholders’ views.

In this webinar, CFA UK will be joined by Dr. Nazia Habib and Richard Jones, Founders of Cambridge Sustainable Investment Partners. They will share the “systems thinking tools to support the transformational change” needed to attain both financial resilience and sustainable development to address today’s ESG challenges including climate change among others.

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Registration: 16:55

Event: 17:00 - 18:00

CPD points: 1.00


Dr Nazia Habib, Co-Founder, Cambridge Sustainable Investment Partners

Dr Nazia Habib is the founder and director of the resilience and sustainable development programme (RSDP) and a senior research associate at the centre for industrial sustainability at the Institute of Manufacturing.

She is a policy systems specialist with a background in economics and sustainability science. Within Cambridge, aside from teaching and research on decision science and policy making, Nazia is currently a fellow with the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a special advisor to the UN food systems summit and a member of several Cambridge University based research centres CISL, and CSAP to name a few. She is on alumni of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Columbia University.

Dr Nazia Habib has advised over twenty governments on sustainable development and climate change related policy issues. She developed multiple methodologies that have been adopted by multiple international agencies to improve their decision-making process.

Richard Jones, Co-Founder, Cambridge Sustainable Investment Partners

Richard Jones is a senior figure in banking, investment and insurance with over thirty years experience. Over recent years he has led a number of innovative EU and UK-regulated investment, life insurance, banking and fintech businesses.

As group CEO of Crown Agents Bank and previously for 25 years at HSBC, he worked extensively with clients and regulators around the world to improve financial inclusion and to help support investment and trade flows. At HSBC he led group retirement businesses globally and worked with Oxford University's institute of ageing on the future of retirement program.

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