As Head of Asia at the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI), Jessica is responsible for leading the PRI’s activities in the region.
Prior to joining the PRI, Jessica was Chief Executive of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), one of Asia’s leading organizations working to promote responsible investment across the region.
She also led the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and played a leadership role in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) and the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC).
Jessica has an extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on the financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries. Through varied roles, she has had experience of working and living in Asia, Europe and North America, and across a range of different sectors, markets and regulatory environments.
She frequently contributes articles, speaks at conferences and provides input to several advisory panels on responsible investment and green finance. Jessica is currently a member of Hong Kong’s Financial Services Development Council’s Green Finance Working Group.
She holds an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London, an MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK. She also holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA and the FT Post-Graduate Diploma for Non-Executive Directors.