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Dr. Raj Thamotheram

Raj Thamotheram is Founder & Chair of Preventable Surprises, a ‘think-do’ tank focused on how investors can better manage systemic risks. After co-founding the Nuclear Freeze Campaign and Saferworld, Raj worked in the development sector at ActionAid (head of international advocacy) and the Ethical Trading Initiative (first director). Then he moved to where the power really rests – finance. He worked for 12 years in the investment world, as the head of ESG investing at one of the UK’s biggest pension funds (USS) and a global fund manager (AXA IM). He is a well-recognised pioneer in the field of long-term and responsible/sustainable investing, and writes regularly (including a monthly column for IPE, "Long Term Matters") and lectures widely.

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