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Episode 15: In conversation with Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair of Schroders & Impact Investing Institute


30 August 2023

It’s time for the latest episode of our ‘Sustainability Talks’ podcast and we’ve got a real treat for you this week. In this episode our Managing Partner, Patrick Sheehan sits down with Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair of the Impact Investing Institute.

Among the topics Patrick and Elizabeth discuss in this episode are how Elizabeth became involved in sustainability, why she believes impact investing is the future of capital markets, how to create coherence around different ESG and sustainability initiatives and the role that tech and data have to play. Elizabeth also talks about being a published author of crime thrillers in her spare time and the relationship between creativity and business.

Listen to this fascinating conversation below or on Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts HERE

In addition to chairing the Impact Investing Institute, Elizabeth was appointed Chair of Schroders plc in April 2022.

Elizabeth has extensive experience in the financial services industry having been CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016. She continued to act as an advisor to the company until the end of 2019. Elizabeth was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management), Coopers & Lybrand and Sun Alliance. Elizabeth is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it.

She is a Director of the Green Finance Institute, serves on the investment committee of the Leverhulme Trust, is a Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc as well as a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council, AQR Asset Management Institute, the Committee of 200 and the 300 Club.

She is also a trustee of the British Museum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also a published author of crime thrillers. She was awarded a CBE in January 2015 and a DBE in June 2019 for services to the economy and financial services.

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