S2 EP4: Sustainable Finance

Series 2

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The transition to a sustainable global economy will be the most capital-intensive transition in human history.

Sustainable finance is about aligning the financial system with global sustainability. This focus is becoming increasingly relevant as our economic activities reach beyond the natural and social boundaries of our planet.

A new and resilient financial system is required to underpin this economic transition. Getting financial markets to integrate climate change, environmental, and social sustainability into their decision-making will help institutions appropriately manage risk and reduce losses.

But how can information from space empower this process?

Episode Guests


Christophe Christiaen

Head of the Spatial Finance Initiative

Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme

Mariam Crichton

Group Managing Director

4 Earth Intelligence

Beth Burks

Director of Sustainable Finance

S&P Global

Episode Host


Sarah Cruddas

Sarah is a space journalist, international TV host and award winning author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a global thought leader in the growing commercial space sector.

Within the space industry Sarah works at the highest level, traveling the globe working to develop the commercial space sector. She also sits on the board of directors of Space for Humanity, a global non-profit dedicated to democratising access to space and is an honorary advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.

Sarah’s mission is to inspire a diverse audience about why space exploration matters, how it has shaped all of our lives and why we all need to look up a little more. Space is for everyone.

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