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Eva Cairns

Head of Sustainability Insights
& Climate Strategy,

Eva Cairns is the Head of Sustainability Insights and Climate Strategy within the Investments Vector Sustainability Group (‘IVSG’). She is responsible for leading abrdn’s Sustainability Insights team to establish abrdn’s views across our key sustainability themes, including abrdn’s climate strategy and approach to net zero. Eva has published a number of climate related papers and articles including ‘Investing in a changing climate’, our Net Zero Directed Investing strategy and she co-authored abrdn’s thought leading climate scenario analysis white paper.  She is also actively involved in climate industry initiatives to drive forward industry best practice. Before joining theIVSG, Eva worked at Standard Life Investments and managed a team of Business Analysts, focused on projects related to the investment process, risk and research. Eva joined Standard Life Investments in 2010 from Halcrow Group Ltd (now CH2M Hill), a global engineering consultancy, where she worked as an Economist focused on environmental and socio-economic impact assessment of energy and transport projects. Eva graduated with an MSc in Economics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh where her dissertation focused on the social cost of carbon. She also obtained the Professional Risk Management (PRM) certification in 2014.

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