Driving measurable change: Leveraging UN SDGs for impact investing

The panel:

Austin Ritzel, Product Specialist, Clarity AI

Austin’s area of specialization lies in Clarity AI’s suite of impact and sustainable investment solutions, helping to ensure that Clarity AI continues to deliver novel, meaningful, and deeply actionable solutions to its clients. Austin straddles client consulting, product, and research realms to understand client needs, support the integration of tools and data into their investment infrastructure, and ensure that emerging demands continue to inform product development. Through his work at Clarity AI, he carries forward his mission of marrying capital to purpose.

Prior to joining Clarity AI, Austin led the consulting arm of 17 Asset Management as the firm’s Director of Consulting and Communications. In that capacity, he led teams dedicated to helping clients embed the Sustainable Development Goals and impact management and measurement processes into their operations, while simultaneously supporting internal teams focused on the development of novel financial products.

Austin holds an MSc in International Political Economy with specializations in international business and global environmental politics from The London School of Economics and a BA in International Affairs from The University of Denver.

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Joey Aoun, Net Zero Implementation Lead, Savills Investment Management

A registered Architect and a Chartered Engineer, Joey shaped an interdisciplinary work approach which draws on insights into Architectural Design, Urban Energy Planning, Sustainability Consultancy and Environmental Engineering. With diverse professional experience, Joey works effectively as part of an integrated project team and provides cross-disciplinary thought leadership on sustainable futures.

Joey is the Net Zero Implementation Lead at Savills Investment Management, with previous experience working at Arup and Foster + Partners. Through his career impact and outreach, Joey received several industry accolades and professional recognitions.

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