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Eva Cairns

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Eva Cairns

Head of Sustainability Insights and Climate Strategy, abrdn
Eva Cairns

Eva Cairns is the Head of Sustainability Insights and Climate Strategy at abrdn and is responsible for leading abrdn’s Sustainability Insights team to deliver research and views across key sustainability themes, including climate change, nature and social issues. Eva leads abrdn’s climate strategy for Investments and has published a number of climate related papers including our Net Zero Directed Investing strategy. She led and co-authored abrdn’s thought leading climate scenario analysis white paper and award-winning research on how to assess the credibility of net zero targets. She is also actively involved in collaborative climate industry initiatives to drive forward best practice. Before joining the Sustainability team in 2018, Eva worked at Standard Life Investments, leading Investments related change projects and managing a team of Business Analysts. Eva joined Standard Life Investments in 2010 from Halcrow Group (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.