Jessica Cairns

Head of ESG & Sustainability
14 years experience
Areas of Speciality: Sustainability

Jessica joined Alphinity in August 2020 in the newly created role of ESG & Sustainability Manager to support the firm’s assessment and integration of ESG-related matters. Jessica also assists the Sustainable Share Fund Compliance Committee in its efforts to define an investment universe which consider companies’ contribution towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Jessica is also involved in company and market engagements.

Prior to joining Alphinity, Jessica was Senior Sustainability Advisor at Transurban where she was responsible for delivering strategic projects, including Transurban’s response to the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations and supporting the delivery of sustainability initiatives to meet the company’s broader sustainability strategy. Her previous roles included Case Manager at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and Environmental and Sustainability Consultant at SLR Consulting.

Jessica has a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and a Diploma in Project Management from the University of New England.