WiFA's Networking Committee is pleased to introduce their next reading choice entitled "Financial Feminism: A Woman's Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future", by Jessica Robinson.
Evidence informs us that women across the world are concerned about the impact of their investments, with a large majority highly motivated to create positive environmental and societal change through their investment decisions. At the same time, the concept of financial feminism – the belief in the financial equality of women - is rapidly gaining momentum.
Jessica Robinson, a sustainable finance and responsible investing expert, argues in her new book that financial feminism is more than simply addressing the financial inequalities that women face. Financial feminism is about unleashing the growing financial power of women, through the way we invest, to create positive change in the world.
Join WiFA on 7 July to hear Jessica talk with us about the themes of her book and what can be done to empower women to become sustainable and impact investors.
To join the talk:
Meeting ID: 945 7205 7020
Meeting link : https://morganstanley.zoom.us/j/94572057020?pwd=WWZ2L21jMHBnSGFTVHU2MnZkaE8wZz09
To access the book:
The book can be purchased at various online bookstores including Amazon. A full listing can be found here.
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Jessica Robinson is a global expert in sustainable finance, 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. 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’.
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). As well as strategic advisory work, she has also run a global carbon finance company and worked with financial regulators in developing sustainable finance frameworks and policy.
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.
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.