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ESG Matters @ Ashurst

Tackling environmental, social and governance issues

ESG Matters

Sustainability is an issue that affects us all, but how can we take steps to provoke meaningful change and make a lasting impact on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across the globe? We explore the intersection of business value with business values for a more prosperous and sustainable future.

This podcast series will keep you across the global trends and local issues that are shaping the legal landscape and impacting organisations.

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Join host Elena Lambros, Ashurst Risk Advisory ESG and Sustainability Partner, in this insightful conversation with Cameron McKenzie, the visionary behind ASPIRE—a trailblazing digital circular economy marketplace.

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In this new podcast series, we celebrate individuals who are reimagining business by taking meaningful action against environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Four female professionals of South Asian heritage share stories of their family, their upbringing, and their careers in the UK. Along the way, they discuss the battles fought and won, and take an unflinching look at the challenges still ahead.

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To conclude Ashurst’s 30 For Net Zero 30 podcast series, we’ve saved one of the best for last. Our final special guest is Rupert Pearce, who is seeking to rewire the financial markets to reward organisations for positive impacts on people and planet.

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In this episode, Jeff Ovens, Managing Director UK, Europe and Middle East at Fulcrum BioEnergy joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot.

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Welcome to the first episode in our mini-series with James Harayda from the Gentoo Sailing team.

In this episode, Ashurst's Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot is joined by James Harayda, skipper and team principal at the Gentoo Sailing team.

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Ashurst First Nations Lead, Trent Wallace, turns the tables and interviews one of Australia's most distinguished and respected journalists, Kerry O'Brien, to discuss Kerry's allyship origins, his new book co-authored with Thomas Mayo, "The Voice to Parliament Handbook: All the Detail You Need", and the media's role in mitigating risk to First Nations societies.

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Ashurst First Nations Lead Trent Wallace continues his yarn with advocate and trailblazer Justice Dina Yehia. They discuss high-profile cases, diversity in law, and a refreshing new approach to sentencing.

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Ashurst First Nations Lead Trent Wallace yarns with advocate and trailblazer The Honourable Justice Dina Yehia. Along the way, they discover they share a similar rebellious streak!

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Ashurst First Nations Adviser and proud Wongaibon and Palawa man, Trent Wallace, shares a timely yarn with Bridget Cama from the Uluru Dialogue about the upcoming Voice referendum.

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In this episode, Ndiarka Mbodji, Founder & CEO of Kowry Energy a Berlin-based sustainability driven decentralised energy service provider to independent energy suppliers in Sub-Saharan Africa, joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot.

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In this episode, José Pugas, a Partner and Head of Responsible Investments and Engagement at JGP Asset Management, based in Brazil joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot.

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In this episode, Ulf Erlandsson, founder and CEO of the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute, based in Sweden joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot to talk about fixed income markets and delivering transition.

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The statistics are stark and confronting. One in three women globally will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime, most likely inflicted by an intimate partner. And more than 140 million girls and women alive today have experienced female genital cutting.

In this episode of ESG Matters, we look at the causes and risks of violence against women and girls. We highlight the barriers to preventing this, and we look for signs that progress can be made.

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In this episode, Nick Ash, Associate Director at Arup joins Anna-Marie Slot to discuss the importance of providing fair access to energy for the population, the shifting energy landscape and what he'd like to see come out of COP27.

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In this episode, Denise Odaro, Head of ESG and Sustainability at PAI Partners joins Global Sustainability ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot to discuss the importance of acceleration and her hopes for #COP27.

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In this episode, John Lang, Founder, Consult Climate and Net Zero Tracker lead, joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot and covers the importance of data around delivery of Net Zero targets.

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In this episode, Michael Pawlyn, Founder & Director of Exploration Architecture, joins Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot to discuss the difference between sustainable and regenerative.

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To celebrate fintech week, Anna-Marie Slot speaks to Cam Ross, CEO at Green Angel Syndicate, the UK's largest network of specialist investors fighting climate change.
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This episode is the second in a four-part series that examines the legacy of each of William's daughter’s, continuing with the Caroline Ashurst Award.

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This episode is the first in a four-part series that examines the legacy of each of William's daughter’s, starting with the Matilda Ashurst Anti-Slavery Fellow Grant.

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In the latest podcast, join Ashurst partners and trailblazer Audette Exel as they examine how to best embed purpose into corporate decision making.

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Anna-Marie Slot, discusses the key takeaways from episodes 11-20.

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Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot is joined by Suranjan Som, who heads up banking and capital markets, Europe at Hitachi Vantra.
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Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot is joined by Ashurst Alumni Lynette Ryan, Head of Sustainability at SunRice, a global food business and one of Australia's leading branded food exporter.
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Phil Drew of Brunswick Group joins Anna-Marie Slot to discuss the three interconnecting stakeholder worlds of finance, policy and society.
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In this special episode, released on International Women's Day 2022, Global Sustainability/ESG Partner Anna-Marie Slot is joined by Namita Vikas, Founder & MD of auctusESG and Harriet Lamb, CEO of Climate Solution Charity Ashden.
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