Emilie joined WBA in 2020 to lead the Financial System Benchmark. She is a strong believer in finance as a force for positive impact, and has advocated for change within the financial system in various roles – by turns investor, policy maker, researcher and advisor.
Prior to joining WBA she led the development impact and sustainability team at FMO, the Dutch development bank, and worked with multiple global investors on responsible and impact investing policy, strategy and implementation whilst Director of Impact+ at Bridges. There she also led impact strategy across Bridges’ funds, helping select, engage with and monitor companies’ performance. Previously, as Head of Implementation Support at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), she led the cross-asset class team that supported PRI’s global network of investors to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions. Earlier in her career she managed debt and equity-like investments in non-profits at the pioneering social investor CAF Venturesome, and has authored research into the impact investing market.
Emilie holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Modern Languages from Oxford University, with post-graduate qualifications in sustainable investment, development management and financial management.