Date:   February 15, 2017

Nicola Ruane is passionate about sustainable finance as a mechanism to change the world for the better. Whilst working on a trading floor she achieved a 1st class Masters in CSR to follow this purpose. Pioneering CSR in a major global bank in EMEA, she set up the community investment programme working closely with leadership globally on the corporate responsibility agenda. A One Young World Ambassador, she instigated participation as her bank’s first delegate and created a legacy whereby 12 millennial’s have followed in her footsteps. A ‘We are the City’ rising star 2015, she spoke at the UN in 2016 on the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals, and blogs on the Huffington Post. Nicola now leads a team that delivers the Sustainability Report for EY’s financial services business in EMEIA which won an Ethical Corporation award in 2016.

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