Jemma Green.

MSt Candidate, Cambridge Programme for Sustainability, University of Cambridge

Vice President at J.P. Morgan

Jemma Green, from the Global Environmental & Social Risk Management division of JP Morgan’s London office, is a candidate for the Master of Studies for Sustainability Leadership in the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability under the supervision of Professor Daniel Ralph at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies.

Jemma’s Master’s thesis, focusing on credit ratings and environmental risk, is entitled “Putting ratings back in credit: an integrated approach”.

Her research focuses on the environmental, health and safety factors that can be quantified in financial terms to enhance credit ratings. This research seeks to understand if modelling the usage of natural resources provides better future cost projections and refines the credit rating analysis process and rating for companies. Additionally, the research explores whether companies are sufficiently provisioning capital for asset retirement obligations and accidents that are not covered by insurance. Companies within the mining, industries and power sectors are likely candidates for analysis given the significant operating costs and potential impacts of natural resource usages to these companies.

Jemma is a Vice President at J.P. Morgan, overseeing Environmental & Social Risk for the Investment Bank globally. Within her current role, Jemma reviews and advises clients on transactions in high risk sectors such as mining, oil and gas, forestry, power, carbon and heavy industries in terms of environmental and social performance, mainly in emerging markets. Additionally, she has spearheaded several environmental projects for JP Morgan, including introducing recycling facilities in the bank’s London offices as well as significantly reducing power and paper consumption.

Prior to her current role, Jemma, who has worked at JP Morgan since 2004, managed the EMEA structured deal review teams for the Equity Exotics & Hybrids business. Before joining JP Morgan Jemma held various positions within investment banking. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Murdoch University in Australia, and two postgraduate certificates in Sustainability and Cross Sector Partnership from Cambridge University.