Category: Blog

Understanding Social Positioning

What is Social Positioning and how does it affect the workplace?   Social Positioning is defined as how someone’s identity affects the experience they have in society, which can be impacted by implicit bias, discrimination, and social exclusion. The following infographics explain these concepts to illustrate the cyclical process that can affect the workplace if […]

The Financial Technologist – Green Initiatives in Financial Services

by Allie Marchand   In the latest edition of The Financial Technologist, a magazine by Harrington Starr, Sustainability Consultant Allie Marchand shared her thoughts on green initiatives in the workplace and the benefits they bring.   Many of us are beginning to understand the importance of addressing climate change and its negative consequences, and companies […]

Summer 2023: Extreme weather, extreme impacts on environments and communities

From severe heat waves across southern Europe, the southern United States and China, to horrific wildfires in Hawaii (claiming many, many lives), Canada and Greece, over the summer months we have all witnessed the terrible impacts of extreme weather on environments and communities.     While these incidents are certainly evidence of unusual and extreme weather […]

Anniversary Event Panel: ESG perceptions, realities and recapturing the narrative

On 23 February 2023, the Sustainable Trading industry network celebrated its first anniversary with a special event hosted by founder member organisation, Jefferies. CEO and Founder Duncan Higgins led a panel discussion featuring ESG and sustainability experts from the industry: Luke Sussams from Jefferies, Victoria Kelly from Fidelity International, and Simon Clark from Kaya Advisory.  […]

The Path to Sustainable Trading: Exploring diversity and sustainable practices at industry events

By Duncan Higgins, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Trading   As we reach the point in the summer where more of us look to take time off and recharge our batteries, it’s a good time to look back on the activities from the first half of the year.  For the team at Sustainable Trading, one of […]

The path to Sustainable Trading: 2022 in review – A year of action and growth

By Duncan Higgins, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Trading “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.   After quoting Martin Luther King in the last “Path to Sustainable Trading” blog, […]

The path to Sustainable Trading: Making a difference in an uncertain world

By Duncan Higgins, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Trading “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.   Looking back at the extreme weather events witnessed in 2022 – with record […]

The path to Sustainable Trading: Paris in the springtime at TradeTech 2022

By Duncan Higgins, Founder and Director, Sustainable Trading Since our last blog, it would be fair to say that a LOT has been going on at Sustainable Trading. From our successful launch in late February, we have been spinning many plates: From spreading the word at industry events (including FIX Europe, the Hive Fixed Income […]