After completing a Masters of Sustainability in 2019 at Sydney University, I began working in corporate sustainability at the Sydney Opera House before transitioning into the finance sector where I took up a position with Refinitiv, an ESG data provider, in a market development and ESG engagement function. Currently, I work in community engagement/business development for a social impact start up in the disability sector.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Technology Sydney and a Masters of Sustainability from Sydney University, my passion for the natural world has been a long and enduring one. It is a privilege to say that the last seven years of my career has been the adventure of a lifetime. From working on marine conservation in the Maldives and Thailand to community development and wildlife rehabilitation in Costa Rica, South Africa and Bolivia, the knowledge and insight gained from my travels has profoundly impacted my understanding of the world in all its beauty and chaos. Closer to home, my work in design and innovation, business development, corporate sustainability, ESG and the disability sector has been incredibly empowering; a welcomed contrast to the struggle and tragedy that was an unfortunate reality of my time abroad working within vulnerable and highly exploited communities.
Needless to say, we live in a very fortunate country and this is an incredibly exciting time for us as a sector, a nation and a global citizen. As we know, the next few decades are critical for humanity, so let’s get to work and build something absolutely fabulous together!
Oh, and when I’m not doing the above, you can find me: scrounging for market bargains, tending to my worm farm or practicing my trumpet.
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Investors can assess nature now: A guide to assessing water and deforestation issues in investment portfolios
Healthy competition: Why the safest bet for investors is healthier retail markets and how to get there
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