17 March 2020
The SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Stampe as a Senior Fellow. Between December 2011 and January 2020, Jeanne was Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia Sustainable Finance at WWF Asia. Jeanne created, led and successfully executed WWF’s Asia Sustainable Finance Programme and was part of the Global Finance Practice leadership team which developed WWF’s global sustainable finance strategy. Under her leadership, the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative, the first multi-stakeholder sustainable finance platform in Asia, was launched in January 2019. Jeanne helmed significant capacity building efforts and developed online learning tools in sustainable finance across Asia. She also co-authored numerous publications and policy reports in the area of sustainable finance and responsible investment. Jeanne holds Bachelor (Hons) and Master degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Jeanne has been collaborating with the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance in a research project on “Sovereign Risk and Climate Change”, which is supported by the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE).
Dr Ulrich Volz, the Founding Director of the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance, says: “We are most delighted to welcome Jeanne Stampe as Senior Fellow to our Centre. She combines deep conservation insights with outstanding expertise in sustainable finance, private equity and debt financing. Jeanne has been a true leader in promoting sustainable finance across Asia, and we are very lucky to have her join our team.”
Jeanne Stampe says: “I am deeply honoured to join the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Centre under Dr Volz’s leadership. The finance sector has the power to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, sustainable global economy and SOAS’s collaboration with central banks and policy makers will help forge a common path forward.”