Jessica Ground

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Jessica Ground

Global Head of Stewardship

Jessica Ground is responsible for the Sustainability strategy and global corporate governance at Schroders. She oversees the integration of ESG factors into investment processes across geographies and asset classes and leads a team of 16 dedicated ESG specialists. Jessica is also Chair of Schroder’s Corporate Governance Committee.

Prior to this she was a fund manager for 10 years on the Prime UK Equity team managing institutional portfolios for a range of clients.

Jessica was a Research Analyst at Schroders from 1997 to 2006 covering pan-European financials and utilities.

She commenced her investment career when she joined Schroders in 1997 on the Graduate Program.


Qualifications

  • BA in History from Bristol University
  • Investment Management Certificate (IMC)
  • Associate of the CFA Society of the UK
  • Member of UKSIP

Industry Involvement

  • Board Member of the Investor Forum
  • Member of the IA Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee
  • Banking Futures project – Steering group member on this stakeholder engagement project on how to build a healthier, more resilient and inclusive banking sector

Other Industry Involvement

  • Women in Governance (2017) – spoke on a panel on how to engage on culture and effect change
  • Centre for Progressive Capitalism (2016) – spoke on a panel on improving corporate disclosure
  • PWC (2016) – spoke on a panel aimed at building public trust
  • Thomson Reuters (2016) – spoke on a panel on improving corporate disclosure
  • Deloitte Academy (2016) – provided training for non-executive directors on shareholder expectations
  • Ernst & Young (2016) – participated in a debate on a framework for long-term value creation
  • Financial Reporting Council (2016) – participated in roundtables and events on culture, and reporting for banks, technology, business services and extractive companies
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