Managing Director, Moxie Future
Jessica Robinson is the Founder and Managing Director of Moxie Future – the world’s first insights, education and community platform empowering women as responsible and impact investors. As well as running Moxie Future, Jessica works as a strategic advisor to institutional investors, think tanks and governments on all things relating to green finance, sustainability and responsible investment.
Prior to this, 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).
Jessica has an extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries. Through varied roles, she has had experience of working and living in Asia (in particular, China and Hong Kong), Europe and North America, and across a range of different sectors, markets and regulatory environments.
She frequently contributes articles, authors reports and speaks at conferences on issues including green financing, financial market developments, climate finance policy and broader sustainable finance issues. She also provides input to several advisory panels and working groups on green finance and sustainability issues, and was a member of Hong Kong’s Financial Services Development Council’s Green Finance Working Group, responsible for making policy recommendations to the Hong Kong government on green finance.
Beginning her career working for a member of the UK Parliament, Jessica has worked in a number of policy and public affairs roles, subsequently joining one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firm as a consultant, providing advisory services to a range of financial institutions including investment banks, insurers, reinsurers and asset managers, notably on issues related to governance and risk management. Thereafter working in environmental and carbon financing, she was a director of a leading China-based developer of energy and emission reduction solutions, in addition to working with a number of start-ups in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.