The Lens… with James Russell, and Carlotta Giacché, One Young World Ambassador

Join Oli Barrett MBE for episode six, series three of The Lens podcast

In this episode our host Oli Barrett MBE gets an understanding of how insurance is changing to use data and technology to help businesses, large and small save time and manage their risks, and meets a future leader helping to drive positive change through personal finances.

Our host also asks both guests who they would most like to meet for coffee and which books they will be adding to the Lens reading list.

Our guests

James Russell is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Having worked at Aviva for 17 years including four years as the MD of the internet auction business, James launched Brisk. The company aims to help small- to medium-sized businesses and their advisers save time managing risk and cutting through the complexity often found when protecting their business. Prior to Aviva, James was a supply chain consultant at Ernst & Young and Key Account Manager at Lucas Automotive.

Carlotta Giacché is an Italian/German corporate banker, working with renewable energy and digital infrastructure projects in northern Europe. As part of her commitment towards sustainable finance, she is on a mission to explore how to make money matter while it grows – how positive change can be achieved with personal finances. By doing so, she is aiming to empower millennials to drive the demand for more transparent and consistent information on their investments, reducing “green washing” or “SDG window dressing”. Carlotta is also the Coordinating Ambassador for One Young World in the UK, a global forum for young leaders that identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young talent.

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