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London Climate Action Week: Spotlight on Female Leaders in the City.

Q&A with Stephanie Hime, Director at Little Blue Research.

To celebrate the 1st London Climate Action Week, CDSB is profiling a select number of female leaders in the City who we consider to be at the forefront of taking action on climate change and related issues. In this Q&A we sit down with Stephanie Hime, Director at Little Blue Research. 

1. What inspired you to embrace climate change in your current role? 

    Necessity, at Little Blue Research, Ltd. we help businesses look at their impacts and dependencies on the environment and society. This includes looking at future scenarios and designing frameworks for business decision making that need to be able to cope with change. 

    2. What advice would you give to those looking to pursue a similar path in their organisation?

    Ensure that when seeking to engage others on the topics of climate change or wider environmental impact you consider what in the debate is relevant to their role. It helps to show why these issues are relevant in the real world and helps to build buy-in.

    3. Why are climate and ESG factors so important for those working in your sector today?

    Our consulting work focuses on the inclusion of environmental and social issues within business decision making. As such, I think it is important for business sectors in general to have a more holistic understanding of their intersection with the environment and society. As attitudes and behaviour change and resources become constrained understanding ESG factors will become even more important.

    4. If you were in charge of London for a week, what climate friendly policy would you put in place?

    London is doing a great job addressing aspects of the climate change debate. I think the main thing to consider is linking climate change and overall environmental initiatives more closely. As part of this drive I would want a commitment to annual Natural Capital Accounts.

    5. What do you consider to be your biggest achievement to date?

    Overseeing and contributing to the development of the Natural Capital Protocol as the Technical Director of the Natural Capital Coalition with more than sixty technical authors from more than 30 different organisations. The Protocol is a decision making framework that enables organizations to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital The Natural Capital Protocol was launched in 2016 with a series of sector-based guides following over the last three years. 

    Read more interviews with Female Leaders in the City here.