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Episode 5

Ep. 6: "Connecting art, technology, and finance to support social impact" with Roksana CIURYSEK - GEDIR, Artist, Chairwoman of Impact Advisory Board at White Oak Global Advisors, LLC

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☑️ In Episode 6: of ReThink “Connecting art, technology, and finance to support social impact” our host Nicoleta Talpes is joined by Roksana CIURYSEK - GEDIR, Artist, Chairwoman of Impact Advisory Board at White Oak Global Advisors, LLC for a discussion about Art, Technology & Climate Change.

 

☑️ Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an artist, entrepreneur, and financier passionate about sustainability and future-led innovations. She is the Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board for the White Oak Global Advisors, founder of Possible X, and global advisor to CEOs. She is known for fusing art, finance, and technology to challenge the status quo across a number of different industries.

 

☑️ As a banker and financier, Roksana was Deputy CEO, Vice President of the Management of Bank Pekao S.A. in Poland, and Head of the UK Ultra High Net-Worth Client Team at Credit Suisse. Previously to this, she has managed large portfolios at Edmond de Rothschild, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, and EBRD. Her banking experience ranges from corporate finance, and wealth management to investment banking.

 

☑️ As an artist, Roksana is fascinated with the relationship between photography, design, technology, and ethically sourced gemstones. She is an Artist in Residence for Faberge where she explores the complex relationship between luxury, contemporary art, and sustainability. She has collaborated with artists like Terry O’Neill, and her art has been exhibited all over the world, including the International Art Exhibition in Azerbaijan in 2010, Serpentine Pavillion in London in 2019, World Economic Forum 2018-2020, as well as Saudi Cup 2020.

 

☑️ In 2008 she has been recognised by the prestigious Newsweek Poland Award for her efforts in deepening British-Polish relations alongside Polish President in exile Kaczorowski, and historian Norman Davies. In 2014 she has been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

 

☑️ She is a CFA® Charterholder and holds a Bachelors in Engineering and Masters degree in Management and Economics from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. 

 

Episode 4

Ep. 4: "UNITE Events & Promoting the Principles of Responsible Business ": Alastair Lidel CEO & Founder at The Private Investment Group & UNITE Events

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☑️ Episode 4 of ReThink "UNITE Events & Promoting the Principles of Responsible Business" focuses on ESG initiatives within the GCC, impact investment, the benefits of supporting responsible business principles, ESG principles promoted and implemented by Formula 1, and why UNITE Events has chosen Monaco during the Grand Prix as a next event location.

 

☑️ Our host Nicoleta Talpes is joined by Alastair Lidel CEO & Founder at The Private Investment Group & UNITE Events, a seasoned leader with vast experience in many verticals over the last 15 years. Specializing in Fundraising, Portfolio Advisory, Fund Placement, and Corporate Leadership and having lived and worked in London, Switzerland, Monaco and the Middle East enjoys one of the most enviable networks globally.

 

☑️ Mr. Lidel learned his craft working with some of the largest and most private Families throughout Europe and the Middle East, helping them to identify new emerging markets in which to diversify their portfolios to protect and ensure sustained growth.

 

☑️What is UNITE?

 

☑️The World is undergoing a paradigm shift and many aspects of business are changing and will need to change to allow us to continue our business journey in a safe, secure, and progressive manner. Today knowledge, sharing the correct insights and cooperation is vital for any business and region around the world.

 

☑️UNITE aims to reignite discussions and forge new partnerships so that physical interactions can only be achieved. UNITE is a concept that can also be found in Monaco, Zurich, New York, to allow both public and private sector wealth to meet and engage with other governments and private wealth from around the world. With a guest list of family offices, funds, U/HNWI, multinational companies, and fast growth businesses UNITE Events is set to raise the bar and bring together the pioneers and agents of change from the full global spectrum of business under one roof.

 

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Episode 5

Ep. 5: “A Time to Humanize Business”- Mariam FARAG, Founder of Humanizing Brands & Global Keynote Speaker

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☑️ ‘Re:Think – Talks that matter’ podcast brings together bright minds, thought-leadership insight, and inspiring sustainable development actions.

☑️ In Episode 4 of ReThink “A Time to Humanize Business” our host Nicoleta Talpes is joined by Mariam Farag, Founder of Humanizing Brands & Global Keynote Speaker for a discussion about tech for good, women empowerment and how can we raise awareness about mental health.

 

☑️ Mariam Farag is a businesswoman, media specialist, humanitarian and international keynote speaker. She is also the Founder of Humanizing Brands, through which she helps businesses and media develop and implement global strategies and values for sustainable, diverse, and inclusive operations.

 

☑️ Prior to this, Mariam led one of the MENA region’s top media conglomerates, MBC Group, where she established impactful partnerships as the Founding Head of Brand Reputation, Communications & Social Impact. She also headed a number of CSR initiatives, including a Ramadan program centered on changing attitudes towards refugees that generated an audience of 25 million.

 

☑️ Her previous roles involved initiating partnerships and outreach programs that addressed the problems plaguing the youth and community. She has also worked alongside global NGOs such as UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages. Her efforts have been acknowledged, Mariam received the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the C3 Summit during the UN General Assembly in NYC.

 

☑️ Mariam is passionate about media for impact and harnesses technology to give a voice to the voiceless. She is often invited to speak at regional and international media and forums, such as TEDx, where she delivers motivational keynotes on tech for good, women empowerment, community impact, and youth development.

 

Episode 2 

Ep. 2: "Renewables - the cheapest source of power" : Founder and Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) and Professor of Sustainable Energy at Khalifa University

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Welcome to ReThink: the podcast offered to you by The Private Investment Group, that brings together bright minds, thought-leadership insight, and inspiring sustainable development actions. With each guest, we want to inspire action and provoke talks that matter.

 

Episode 2 of the podcast, "Renewables - the cheapest source of power" is dedicated to topics such as Net-zero Economy, SDG7:Clean Energy, Turning challenges into opportunities, Cutting-edge technologies, Long-term objectives.

 

About the guest: Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Founder, and Chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) first facility in the UAE dedicated to concentrated solar power & thermal energy storage R&D. Professor of Sustainable Energy at Khalifa University. Representing the UAE at the SolarPACES Executive Committee, part of the International Energy Agency. Entrepreneur. Co-founder of Seramic Materials, pioneer in recycled ceramics.

 

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Nicolas obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Energy and Environment) in 2010 at the PROMES CNRS Laboratory in France. His thesis was about different thermal energy storage (TES) materials and processes, using latent and sensible heat from low to high temperatures.

 

In 2011, he joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in USA working on heat transfer fluids in the concentrated solar power (CSP) group. In 2012, he joined the CIC Energigune Energy Cooperative Research Centre in Spain where he kept working on thermal energy storage materials and systems.

 

Finally, in 2013, he joined Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor. He is the chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, the first research, and development platform in the UAE, entirely dedicated to CSP and TES. Finally, he is the official UAE representative alternate at the SolarPACES Executive Committee, a technology collaboration program from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

 

Episode 3

Ep. 3: "Join the Good Movement": Marc Cirera, Founder, COMPANIES FOR GOOD

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Welcome to ReThink: the podcast offered to you by The Private Investment Group, that brings together bright minds, thought-leadership insight, and inspiring sustainable development actions. With each guest, we want to inspire action and provoke talks that matter.

 

Episode 3 of the podcast, Join the Good Movement" is dedicated to topics such as doing good, transition to sustainable business, ethics of business, CSR ecosystem in the region, types of CSR activities & measuring the impact, systemic changes, and implications of a real change in society.

 

About the guest: Mark Cirera is the Founder & CEO of Companies for Good, a social enterprise designed to help businesses change for good. Marc is a business ethics and CSR specialist with a clear vision: a world where companies operate in a more sustainable and responsible way.

 

BIOGRAPHY: A born entrepreneur, Marc was introduced into the business world at a very early age. At 19, Marc set up his first business in hospitality while studying Economy & Business Administration in Barcelona.

Marc ran the business for four years, then sold it and used the profits to pursue his Master’s in Business Ethics in Sydney. After graduation, Marc moved to London where he worked at a communications consultancy, Radley Yeldar, as an Employee Engagement & Sustainability consultant for 5 years.

 

He helped multinational companies, such as Rolls-Royce, ABB, Nivea, and Cargill, become stronger by putting ethics, values, and CSR at the heart of their organisations.

Marc landed in Dubai in 2015 and joined the sustainability team of the luxury retail giant Chalhoub Group. In parallel to the full-time job he developed and launched Companies for Good (in May 2017) and has been fully dedicated to the social impact start-up since November 2018.

 

Episode 1 

Giving Voice to Sustainability in UAE: Obediah AYTON, Chief Operating Officer, TPIG

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Welcome to ReThink: the podcast offered to you by The Private Investment Group, that brings together bright minds, thought-leadership insight, and inspiring sustainable development actions.

 

With each guest, we want to inspire action and provoke talks that matter. The first episode of the podcast is dedicated to topics such as sustainable business, sustainable investment, and ESG.

 

About the guest: Obediah AYTON, Chief Operating Officer for The Private Investment Group. With 7 years of private wealth experience, Obediah has a proven ability to successfully build and grow a business platform across sovereign wealth funds, government, corporate, and local family offices in all regions of the world.

 

 

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What is Re:Think

In the last two years, we have experienced quite a period of disruption, and more than ever, the business environment needs to 
rethink its ‘business as usual'.  

We collectively realized the need to build a more inclusive and resilient society to the digital transformation and the urgency of 
conserving limited resources and protecting nature.

The way out of the current crisis cannot be more of the same: the COVID-19  pandemic requires to move towards responsible business, with more emphasis on sustainability and circularity and accelerating the necessary transition to a low carbon economy.

 

At TPIG, we believe that adopting responsible investing principles and promoting through the business community the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards is an essential part of the long-term success of any business. 

 

In line with this belief, we are announcing our podcast Re:Think - Talks That Matter: thought-leadership, insight, and debate alongside best practices and innovation, presenting solutions and inspiring sustainable development action with local and global insights. 
 

Why?

Our mission is to inspire action and accelerate transitions to sustainable business models after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Our objectives: 

Inspire companies to reduce their negative impacts while enhancing their positive contribution to the Sustainable Development Agenda and integrating ESG principles in their business.

Providing executives with the essential tools to take a more conscious approach to impact and business.

Change mindsets when it comes to financial decision-making presenting best ESG practices and research.

Providing sustainability insights on the UAE region and globally. 

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How?

•    Re:Think - thalks that matter - A Podcast by The Private Investment Group

•    Bimonthly, 30 minutes interviews using for-profit approaches in surprising and creative ways to drive social and environmental impact.

•    Covering subjects such as public and private equity and ESG best practices,  news, and research, including the impact of climate on investing and corporate social responsibility. 

Our Host 

Nicoleta Talpes

Senior Key Account Manager at The Private Investment Group

 

Entrepreneur, business development, and strategic communications expert with a 14+ year track record of advising large companies, SMEs, and start-ups, creating growth and impact organizations.

As a promoter of strategic partnerships, she worked closely with government organizations and diplomatic missions in order to 
promote policies that support sustainable development.

Nicoleta joined TPIG with a mission to mobilize capital for building a more global sustainable business environment and to make a positive impact on global society through the private sector.
 

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