#SustyTalk: Business Fights Poverty’s Zahid Torres-Rahman on climate justice amid Covid-19
edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Zahid Torres-Rahman, founder and chief executive of Business Fights Poverty.
#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to environmental leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
With less than three months to go until COP26, edie is encouraging sustainability and energy professionals to take key climate activism learnings on board, from those working elsewhere in this space.
The latest episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George speaking with Zahid Torres-Rahman, founder and chief executive of Business Fights Poverty.
Torres-Rahman explores how the private sector’s approach to social equity and environmental sustainability has evolved over his 15-year tenure at Business Fights Poverty, with a particular focus on changes spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also discusses how talk on climate justice is being translated into action ahead of COP26 and what the role of business is in this agenda.
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