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Richard Peers

Richard Peers

Founder at ResponsibleRisk Ltd
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Going green

Is Banking fit for a sustainable future?

30 Dec 2019

One of my favourite events of the year is the CIO Summit organised by Johnny Spragg at CMC. I like it because it's very participative. Everyone attending gets deeply engaged in the different topics At the opening of the most recent summit, the ice breaker was an Oxford Union style debate. The topic of the day was that banks need to change to surviv...

Long reads

Why climate adaption must consider people, profit, and planet in financial services

04 Apr 2023

The Right Honourable Lord Deben stepped up to the podium at City & Financial’s Financial Services Climate Adaptation Summit, in London during March, and was in no mood to deliver the normal platitudes often heard at a conference. Prior to Deben taking the stage, we had been hearing about the practical implications for managing climate risk, ope...

Using Star Trek to predict sustainable finance moves in 2023

17 Jan 2023

William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame, recently went into space aboard the Blue Origin Rocket. He said: “Last year, I had a life-changing experience at 90 years old. I went to space, after decades of playing an iconic science-fiction character who was exploring the universe. I thought I would experience a deep connection with the immensi...