Robert Eccles describes himself – in a nutshell – as a dedicated weightlifter, capital markets activist and professional committed to improving corporate reporting and enhancing ESG integration by companies and investors. He is the Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, one of the founding members of the International Integrated Reporting Council and a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the SAID Business School of Oxford University.
Pride Series 2023: Intersectionality, Authenticity and Progress
June is here, and we are delighted to be back with our annual Pride Series, that this year will be a little bit different. It will be a bit different because although we are launching it in June, we intend to keep adding to the series all year long – because Pride is for life, not just every June. This year – to kick things off, we hear from the Founder of “Out in Finance” about the affinity group he is building, and the relief he felt on being able to be his authentic self as well as from a financial planner who specifically focuses on working with LBGTQ+ “folx” to enable them to live their lives authentically
Caroline Cavanagh: Notes from the Stress-Busting Toolbox: Special Release for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
In this special bonus episode for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 we hear from Caroline Cavanagh, who is an Anxiety Specialist, Author, Professional Speaker and National Award Winning Therapist. She works both one on one as well as with organizations to maintain good mental health within their staff and to help individuals to reduce anxiety and stress and increase mental resilience. She has her own Youtube channel where she uploads content such as a stress-busting tool kit as well as shorter tips to reduce anxiety. You can find out more on: www.carolinecavanagh.co.uk
Veronica O’Keane: On the Making of Memories and the Promise of Modern Psychiatry
Veronica O’Keane has recently retired from her position which was as a professor of psychiatry and consultant psychiatrist at Trinity College Dublin. She has over 30 years of experience in the field and has published numerous research papers, especially on mood disorders and on perinatal depression. She is the author of the book A Sense of Self: Memory, the Brain, and Who We Are and The Rag & Bone Shop, How We Make Memories and Memories Make Us. She lives by the sea in north Dublin and is a passionate open sea swimmer.
Trailer Series 1 2023: Brains, Breadth and Heart – Inspiring People in Medicine and Science
In Series 2 of our Inspiring People in Medicine and Science we continue to source inspiring voices and to ventilate topics relevant to us, our loved ones and the societies we live in. With topics as wide ranging as development aid, mental health, Femhealth and value – we dig deep into what these areas mean, why the conventional wisdom is not always “wise” and hear about exciting new frontiers. We are releasing all four of these episodes this week so that you can compare and contrast the experiences of these doctors and medical professionals and that have broken the mould and are pushing for change.
5. April Rinne: Flipping the Script to Navigate Change and Uncertainty
April Rinne is a “change navigator,” speaker, investor, and adventurer whose work and travels in more than 100 countries have given her a front-row seat to a world in flux. In this podcast episode, April brings us real tools to help any executive or individual manage constant change and uncertainty, and we ask April to apply her navigation tools and insights to each of the 4 previous guests in our Women in Tech series. In April’s words, from her best-selling book, Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, “to thrive in this world in flux, we need to radically reshape our relationship to uncertainty and flip the script.” In this conversation, April helps us figure out how we can do just that.
4. The Mindshare Podcast and Fiftyfaces Collaboration: Fiona McDonnell of Booking.com
Fiona McDonnell is a mother, wife and the author of the book “Two Mirrors and a Cheetah: Think Differently, Own Your Career & Succeed by Being Yourself.” Fiona is also a tech industry leader, currently an executive at Booking.com, and formerly at Amazon and many well known consumer good companies. Fiona has had an amazing business career spanning 30 years, and she shares the hard earned wisdom from this invaluable experience on the importance of having self-awareness and how to achieve this to really thrive in one’s career in the fast-paced, rapidly changing environment of tech and beyond.
172. Steve Butler of Punter Southall Aspire – The Future of Work When Age is Just A Number
Steve Butler is Chief Executive at Punter Southall Aspire, an investment consulting group. He was previously the founder of Camradata, a business author and a visiting industry fellow at Oxford Brookes Business School. He has a particular focus on areas such as #futureofwork, #olderworkers, #inclusiveculture, #intergenerational, and #retirementplanning and writes extensively on the topics on LinkedIN, which is where we met. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration which is examining the effect of Covid 19 on different generations in the workplace.
Series 1 2023 – Investment Stories – from Chicken Arbitrage to Ageism, Socio-Economic Mobility and the Power of the Middle Voice
It is hard to believe that we are back for our fourth year of the Fiftyfaces Podcast – and in Series 1 of 2023 we hear about unorthodox beginnings such as the twelve year old who arbitraged the price of chickens when growing up in Uganda, and ended up in a senior role in Bridgewater before starting his own firm. We hear about traditional ones too, about investment instincts honed at the family dinner table, or through seeing the world through an artist’s eyes.
178. Jonathan Hollow: How to Fund the Life you Want and Focus on What Really Matters
Jonathan Hollow is a writer and commentator on consumer education and protection. His recent book, How to Fund the Life you Want, distills learning on financial education and evidence-based investing into a manual for pensions and investing. He is a charity trustee and also doing a part time MA in Ancient History. His former roles include leadership positions in the Money Advice Service and Money and Pensions Service.