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The Responsible Investing Podcast

An Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) podcast covering the dynamic universe of Responsible investing (RI). In this fortnightly series, ASI’s Amanda Young hosts thought provoking discussions on the key RI themes dominating our industry today - including ESG, sustainability and climate change - and explores how together, we can invest for a better future.

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Episode 21: Climate Action one year later - with Eva Cairns

As we approach London Climate Action Week, Eva Cairns, Head of Climate Change Strategy, returns to our Responsible Investing podcast. Eva updates presenter Amanda Young on how climate action has changed over the past year, particularly the progress in the race to net zero. She also tells us more about the Net Zero Asset Managers’ Initiative and what it means for Aberdeen Standard Investments.


21 Jun 2021

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Episode 20: The future of impact investing - with Sarah Norris

In our latest podcast, we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of impact investing with ASI’s Sarah Norris.


4 Jun 2021

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Episode 19: A net-zero carbon journey - with Dan Grandage

This week, Dan Grandage, global head of ESG for our private markets investments, discusses the many challenges and opportunities of net zero. He also introduces his innovative Impact Dial – which seeks to score the ESG performance of every asset.  


24 May 2021

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Episode 18: Technology and human rights – with Elizabeth Meyer

From governments and companies, to technology and economies – an in-depth discussion on the changing face of human rights. Host Amanda Young is joined by Senior ESG Investment Analyst  Elizabeth Meyer to explore what this means for the world of finance and investors. 


20 Apr 2021

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Episode 17: Navigating the regulations – with Vannessa Whitehead

Episode 17: Navigating the regulations– with Vannessa Whitehead


30 Mar 2021

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Episode 16: Embedding sustainability – with Ben Leonard

Ben Leonard, the co-founder of Life Moments, discusses how technology and responsible investment fit together. He also advocates the need to reimagine the role of financial guidance in our everyday lives.


30 Mar 2021

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Episode 15: A long-term commitment to change – with Holly Mackay

Holly Mackay, founder/Managing Director of Boring Money, talks about her passion for turning financial gobbledygook into real speak. In particular, when it comes to Sustainable Investing, the need for good stories and, most importantly, putting the consumer first.


30 Mar 2021

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Episode 14: Assessing the impact of different climate pathways – with Jeremy Lawson

In this podcast, Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist and Head of ASI’s Research Institute, talks all things climate change. This includes ASI’s innovative, forward-looking climate scenario analysis tool, which is designed to help clients understand various climate scenarios and how these affect their portfolios. 


27 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 13: The positive power of money – with Sarah Gordon

In our latest podcast, we talk with Sarah Gordon - former FT business editor and CEO of the Impact Investing Institute. Among the various topics discussed, Sarah explains the difference between impact investing and traditional responsible investing. This includes dispelling the myth that you have to sacrifice financial returns to have a positive impact. She also discusses an investment topic new to many of us – Green Plus Guilt.


27 Jan 2021

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Episode 12: Europe leading the way in ESG – with Rosie French

In this podcast, Rosie French discusses her life as an ESG analyst on the European equity team. Topics of note include how and why European companies are leading the way in building a fairer, more sustainable world. In particular, when it comes to the vital topic of diversity and inclusion. Rosie also looks to the future and argues why she thinks the role of ESG analyst will one day be a thing of the past.


27 Dec 2020

Rank #10