Désirée Lucchese

Senior Associate,
MSCI ESG Research

Désirée is a Senior Associate at MSCI Inc, a leading provider of ESG Research, Indexes, Analytics and Real Estate benchmarks.

As ESG specialist with expertise in environmental systems & innovation and sustainability best practice, Désirée consults investors, companies and industry bodies on global ESG trends, reporting requirements and the integration of ESG Research data and analytics into investment decision-making.

Désirée has worked internationally across both public and private sectors. She has helped design and deliver corporate sustainability strategies, government programs, and climate risk mitigation & adaptation plans. In late 2015, as technical manager for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), she was appointed by Directorate-General (DG) Environment (European Commission) as a peer reviewer for the Product and Organisational Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) Pilot Phase.

Her expertise ranges from corporate social responsibility programs, sustainable agricultural practices and ethical sourcing, to green real estate and precinct-scale infrastructure planning.

Désirée is an Urban Scholar with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA), Women in Super (WIS), IGCC’s Zero-Carbon Emissions Working Group and, since 2011, she has been an Al Gore Climate Ambassador.

Désirée holds a BSc degree in ‘Environmental Science’, and a

MSc degree in ‘European Environmental Policy & Regulation’.

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