Senior Advisor, ESG and Sustainable Finance
Jessica Robinson is a global expert in ESG and sustainability, advising financial institutions, institutional investors, think tanks, governments, regulators and companies on a broad range of issues relating to green finance, ESG, sustainable and responsible investment, as well as gender, climate and carbon finance.
In previous roles, Jessica was Head of Asia for the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI), following a long stint as Chief Executive and Board Director of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), one of Asia’s leading think tanks working to promote sustainable finance and responsible investment across the region. She also led the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change and played an active leadership role in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) and the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC).
Other positions include running a global carbon finance company; working with a financial regulator in developing sustainable finance frameworks and policies; supporting a leading GCC bank on developing its ESG strategy and roadmap; acting as technical advisor to a government-funded research project on sustainable investing; and supporting a US-Foundation in defining its green finance strategy across South East Asia.
Jessica has an extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries. She frequently contributes articles, authors reports and speaks at conferences on issues including green financing, financial market developments, climate finance policy, broader sustainable finance issues as well as gender. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Moxie Future - the world’s first insights, education and community platform empowering women as responsible, sustainable and impact investors, and recently published her first book, ‘Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide To Investing For a Sustainable Future’.
Jessica has lived and worked in the UK, North America, Asia (China and Hong Kong) and is now based in the UAE. 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.