S3 EP5: Data Insights for a Sustainable Finance System

Series 3

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In this episode we will be discussing sustainable finance, and how – alongside data insights from space – this initiative can be a key tool for promoting sustainable development and combating climate change.

What do we mean when we talk about sustainable finance? Sustainable finance refers to financial activities that take into account environmental, social, and governance factors in investment decision-making – promoting sustainable economic growth while minimising negative impacts on society and the environment.

Satellite imagery can be a powerful tool for supporting sustainable finance decisions – providing valuable information about the environmental impact of investment activities, help investors identify potential risks and opportunities, and monitor the impact of sustainable finance initiatives over time.

Last series we talked about sustainable finance as an emerging industry, 18 months on, we’re exploring how the demand for data has grown, what new technologies can be exploited, and what’s next on our journey.

Episode Guests


Daniel Dias



Christophe Christiaen

Head of the Spatial Finance Initiative

Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme

Cristian Rossi

Geospatial Science Lead

Satellite Applications Catapult

Podcast Host


Dallas Campbell

Broadcaster and Writer

Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes, his immersive documentaries lift the curtain on our human planet, giving audiences of all ages and backgrounds an exclusive backstage pass to some of the world’s most fascinating stories, ideas and places.

Beyond television, Dallas is an author, speaker, and ambassador for STEM education. He works closely with several major outreach initiatives which help kids across the UK think creatively about technology and innovation. He works internationally with the British Council’s FameLab project, designing and running workshops for early career academics, helping them hone their science communication skills.

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