The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), the Hong Kong-based advocacy group, has named environmental consultant Jessica Robinson as its new General Manager.
Robinson was most recently a director at Enecore, the Hong Kong-based environmental consulting firm with offices in Beijing and Hanoi, Vietnam.
Robinson was with Enecore for two years, where she specialised in analysing environmental risk exposures for enterprises and the role of financing in addressing climate change.
Before that she was a freelance risk management and governance consultant. She is a former client service manager with Ernst & Young, having started her career as a researcher in the House of Commons. In October last year she wrote in support of the Natural Capital Declaration.
She takes over from interim General Manager Erik Floyd, who has been in the role since the departure of Rebecca Mikula Wright last year.“Jessica’s experience and expertise will make a significant contribution to the continued growth and development of ASrIA, helping us to serve our members better and carry out important projects around disclosure, regulatory reform and climate change engagement,” said ASrIA Chairman Alexandra Boakes Tracy.
Robinson will oversee strategic planning and execution, direct projects and manage relationships with members, sponsors, the industry and others.
ASrIA was founded in 2001 as a not–for–profit membership association; in 2011 it set up the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, a forum to engage with investors on climate change issues.
It comes as the regional investment forums, including ASrIA, this week announced a closer collaboration with the launch of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.