FinTech's DEI Discussions #HumansofFinTech | Duncan Higgins, Founder & CEO of Sustainable Trading

Nadia Edwards-Dashti, CCO & Duncan Higgins, Founder & CEO

Joining Nadia on this episode of The DEI Discussions is Duncan Higgins, Founder & CEO of Sustainable Trading.

Duncan shares his personal journey and what drove him to start Sustainable Trading — a non-profit organisation dedicated to implementing improved ESG practices within the financial technology industry. Duncan emphasises the crucial link between ethical ideals and commercial benefits. He highlights that companies need to prioritise value creation, whilst still meeting the growing ESG requirements. 

He shares how Sustainable Trading are working towards this mission; honing in on crowdsourcing expertise and the practical changes needed. The pair also discuss the importance of genuine workplace inclusion, with Duncan advocating for personal responsibility in supporting colleagues, and providing flexibility for parents returning to work. 

He also stresses the significance of diverse representation in conferences, events, and the media, and how Sustainable Trading collaborates with conference organisers to promote inclusivity.

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