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Women leading the future of business with purpose

Women leading the future of business with purpose

This event is run by NatWest Business Growth Enablers in partnership with Koreo’s Good Women and will feature women in all types of business, big and small, who embed a positive social purpose in their work.

They will be discussing the impact of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals on the business world today and in the future, as well as how businesses address these goals or embed purpose while driving your business forward.

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Speakers include:

Rachel Whale,CEO & Founder, Koreo

Koreo is a talent development consultancy and incubator dedicated to social change. Rachel has spent 25 years working in civil society in the UK & internationally and believes the solution to society’s problems will come from our ability to attract, develop, connect and celebrate talented people who want to create purpose through their day job. Rachel wants to make social purpose business as usual in all organisations by innovating new approaches to talent acquisition, development and progression.

Tracy Thomson, Loans Officer Social & Community Capital, NatWest

Tracy joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1988. She has a background in Retail Banking as a Customer Service Office, Customer Adviser and Branch Manager and more recently as a Relationship Manager in Business Banking supporting various businesses, charities and social sector organisations within the Edinburgh and Lothians area. Tracy joined the team in September 2015 as a Social & Community Capital Loans Officer supporting Charities and Social Enterprises who find it difficult to get sufficient mainstream finance

Denise Holle, Investment Director, Numbers for Good

Denise is an experienced finance professional with a twenty year track record in development banking, investment banking and social investment. She is a financial institutions specialist, who advised governments, investors and bank executive teams and boards on strategy and investments for the World Bank and Merrill Lynch. Moving into social investment in 2007, Denise managed the Breakthrough venture philanthropy fund for three years. She subsequently worked and volunteered in delivery and operations roles with several youth charities, until joining Numbers for Good in 2015, where she advises VCSEs on business planning, investment raising and structuring.

Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Investment Strategy, Legal & General IM

Meryam has over 12 years of investment experience in asset management companies, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. She joined LGIM in 2008 to set up a business proposal team and project managed various marketing and sales initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. After completing an MSc in Environmental Decision Making, she joined the Corporate Governance team in 2010 to establish the engagement programme on environmental and social topics as LGIM signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and the UK Stewardship Code.

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Access: The event will take place on the ground floor, which has a step free automatic door. The venue also has accessible toilets, which are gender neutral. If you need any assistance to access the venue, please email [email protected] in advance so we can make sure someone is there to help.

Jul 4th
18:15 - 20:30
Entry fee Free

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