Head of Ethics and Impact,
U Ethical Investors
Désirée is responsible for our ethical investment strategy, evolving the integration of ESG data and the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our investment process. She also manages voting and engagement with companies. A responsible investment specialist with expertise in environmental systems, innovation projects and the integration of ESG data into investment strategies and decision-making, Désirée has over 15 years’ experience in the sustainability sector.
With a background in climate science, sustainability best practice and infrastructure planning, Désirée has been involved in numerous trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral initiatives, including the EU Commission’s life cycle harmonisation pilot phase, the UK’s Capital Markets Union and the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme. Désirée is a regular industry guest at UNSW’s School of Banking & Finance and UTS’ Business School. Désirée holds a BSc in Environmental Science at the University of Plymouth and a MSc from Lancaster University.