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October 2, 2020

Getting Informed About the Impacts of Consumption: How Data Can Shift Consumer Sentiment

Consumer sentiment is a critical part of climate transition risk. As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact goods and services are having on the planet, we will start to see profound shifts in demand.

Join us today as we hear from James Hand, Co-founder of the social enterprise GIKI, an organisation that is creating apps and data tools to inform the public about the impact of their consumption and drive greater transparency in the real economy.

James also reflects on the current state of ESG and how we can make ESG data more useful for driving decision making.

If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback regarding this podcast series, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: climateriskpodcast@garp.com 

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James Hand, Co-Founder and Data Scientist, Giki

James Hand is a co-founder of the social enterprise Giki.

Giki’s mission is to help people live more sustainably. Amongst their various initiatives, Giki has developed Giki Zero, a step by step sustainable life guide, as well as Giki Badges, an app to help people in the UK find sustainable food and products.

Before founding Giki, James has had a career in asset management, including roles as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Investec Asset Management (now Ninety One), and co-founder of the innovative 4Factor equity team. James has also been a longstanding advocate of embedding environmental, social and governance issues – often referred to as ESG - in investment decisions.

With expertise in data analysis, behavioural finance and company research, James is perfectly poised to talk to us about the challenges of creating readily available and digestible information to help consumers navigate the complex world of sustainability.

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