Jessica Robinson is a global expert in ESG and sustainable finance, advising financial institutions, institutional investors, think tanks, governments and regulators on a broad range of issues relating to ESG strategy, sustainable finance and responsible investment, as well as carbon, climate and gender finance. Based in the Middle East, Jessica is responsible for leading related engagements across the financial industry – in particular, she delivers projects on ESG strategy, risk and governance as well as focusing on specific areas including net zero transition plans and carbon strategies.
Recent client engagements include supporting a leading GCC bank on developing its ESG strategy and implementation roadmap in alignment with the KSA’s Vision 2030 and net zero commitments; working with a regional financial regulator in developing sustainable finance frameworks and policies; acting as a technical advisor to a government funded research project on sustainable investing; and supporting a Middle East financial services company in defining its ESG vision, ambition and strategic roadmap.
Jessica has an extensive background in consulting and professional services, specializing in the financial services and investment industries, with a particular focus on ESG and sustainability. In addition, previous roles include 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. She also led the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change – representing large investors on climate risk – and played an active leadership role in the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) and the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC).