Désirée Lucchese

A responsible investment specialist with expertise in environmental systems, innovation projects and the integration of ESG

data into investment strategies and decision-making, Désirée has over 15 years’ experience in the sustainability sector.

With a background in climate science, sustainability best practice and infrastructure planning, Désirée has been involved in numerous multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral initiatives, including the EU Commission’s life cycle harmonisation pilot phase, the UK’s Capital Markets Union and the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme.

Désirée is a regular industry guest at UNSW’s School of Banking & Finance and UTS’ Business School and holds a BSc in Environmental

Science at the University of Plymouth, a MSc Environmental Policy & Regulation from Lancaster University, and is an Australian

Institute of Company Directors (AICD) graduate. Désirée is an Al Gore Climate Project Ambassador.