Jessica Fries

| Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)

| Executive Chair

Jessica Fries is Executive Chair of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), established by His Majesty King Charles III in 2004, when he was The Prince of Wales. She has led A4S since 2008, working with the finance community to catalyze a shift to a sustainable economy, with a focus on practical actions and targeted interventions capable of achieving global change. While at A4S, Jessica has been responsible for establishing the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), as well as A4S’s CFO Leadership Network and capital markets program. Previously, Jessica held a number of roles at PwC advising a wide range of companies, governments, investors, and not-for-profit organizations. Jessica has written extensively on ways to integrate sustainability into business and finance and has been a member of a number of International, European, and UK Government Committees, including the UK Treasury’s Sustainability Reporting Steering Committee, the European Commission’s Expert Group on Non-Financial Disclosure, and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Advisory Group. She is currently a member of the IIRC Council, the Smith School Global Sustainable Finance Advisory Council, the UN Global Assessment Report Advisory Council, and Vice Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative. Jessica is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

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