The Drawdown (TDD): You’re the head of responsible investment at Actis. Can you describe how you got here and what your role entails?
Shami Nissan (SN): I did my first degreee in biology followed by a master’s in environmental technology. shortly after that I worked with the UN development programme in Central America, which was very focused on sustainability and social aspects of communities. Those foundations gave me an understanding of the environmental and social aspects in a developing world. I then worked at PwC for 10 years as a consultant focused on sustainability advice to corporates including the financial services sector. That brought commercial rationale and the expertise of working at policy level with companies. Working with lots of banks was my segue way into Actis.
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