How to make a big impact on the planet today

So many of us in the self-employed and sole traders’ sphere don’t have pensions set up for ourselves, which is a sector-wide issue. And many of those who do have a pension are not really paying attention to it. However, would you feel differently if you knew that one of the biggest impacts you can have on the planet is through your choice of pension fund and as a provider of pension to your employees, no matter how small your organisation is?

On this episode of Elevenses with CEC we are thrilled to welcome sustainable finance and climate action expert, Meryam Omi. Meryam has been seconded to play a crucial role in the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place this November in Glasgow and although environmental issues and global conferences may not seem like a natural fit within the confines of CEC, we feel like these are major issues that affect all of us and as such we need to pay attention and get involved where we can.

When we met with Meryam recently and asked her how we, as small creative businesses could make a difference, her answer was so surprising and practical that we wanted her to repeat it verbatim for all of you, and thus, we scheduled her into the next available Elevenses slot!

Literally, everyone in this community can benefit from hearing what Meryam has to say during this episode of Elevenses. Do not miss it!

More about Meryam

Meryam Omi has been recognised as “one of the most influential women in sustainable finance” and “25 badass women shaking up the climate movement”. She is on the board of the Climate Group and TransitionZero and is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

Meryam has over 16 years of investment experience, starting her career as an investment writer and managing marketing and sales initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. In 2010, she created a sustainability role within Legal & General Investment Management and launched successful engagement campaigns on topics such as independent directors in Japan, corporate tax and removal of quarterly reports.

She instrumentally led the launch of Future World Funds in 2016– flagship climate change solution funds that have grown in assets to over $6bn in three years. She also spearheaded the Climate Impact Pledge – multiple award-winning engagement programmes to drive tangible climate action from investee companies globally.

Meryam is currently working also as COP26 UN High Level Champions for Climate Action, leading many Race to Zero campaigns within the finance sector.

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