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Wall Street Journal: Sustainability chiefs say their roles have become more complex and relevant

23 May 2024
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Actis Partner and Head of Sustainability, Shami Nissan, was interviewed for Yusuf Khan’s article in the Wall Street Journal looking at how sustainability leadership roles have evolved to become both more strategic but also more data and compliance focused in the face of ever-growing regulatory demands. In the piece Shami discusses the importance of engaging with local communities when investing in projects to secure local buy-in – what Actis calls a “local license to operate” – which helps de-risk investments. Click here to read the full article and read on below for a quote from Shami.


Shami Nissan, Partner, Head of Sustainability at Actis, commented:

“If you come without engaging locals, that is more likely to lead to tensions which threaten business and opportunity.”

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