MAS bolsters green credentials with new hire
Former head of Asia sustainable finance for WWF joins as green finance resource lead
24 Jul 2020 | The Asset
Jeanne Stampe
Jeanne Stampe

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) earlier this month appointed Jeanne Stampe as its green finance resource lead, according to published reports.

Alongside her new position at the central bank, the former head of Asia sustainable finance for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will retain her position at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where she took up a role as senior fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance in March.

While at WWF, Stampe pushed for change to green Singapore’s finance system. She led the formation of the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative, a multi-stakeholder platform designed to bring the finance industry together with academia to help banks and investors strengthen their sustainable finance expertise.

Over the course of her 23-year career, Stampe has worked for firms including Affinity Equity Partners, Apax Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse.

In recent years, MAS has implemented measures to improve the sustainability credentials of Singapore’s finance system, including the publication of guidelines for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into financial services.

Last month, MAS issued three consultation papers seeking feedback on its proposed guidelines for environmental risk management for banks, issuers of securities, and asset managers.

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