Jemma Green

Environmental and Economic sustainability Keynote Speaker

Jemma Green is an investment banker with a global perspective and a passion for renewable energy, public transport, transformational cities and sustainable finance and economics. She is also an engaging keynote speaker and regular media commentator who clearly communicates her fascinating insights into rapid economic change surrounding sustainability, disruptive innovation and corporate agility.

Jemma's journey from investment banking to sustainable finance and economics is nothing short of impressive.

Helping JP Morgan establish their Global Environmental and Social Risk Management Office took Jemma around the world. Looking at environmental standards for energy projects, she helped other companies to improve their operating standards.

Jemma recognised that shifting towards corporate social responsibility and ethical practice was going to be essential for blue-chip corporations to continue to attract the best young talent. Driven by this, as well as her broader interests, Jemma completed two postgraduate diplomas and a Masters in Sustainability at Cambridge University, researching corporate credit ratings and environmental risk. In 2013, Jemma left JP Morgan and returned to Australia to set up her own consultancy, The Green Enterprise.

In October 2015, Jemma was elected as an independent councillor at the City of Perthand took an active role in transforming her home town into a more lively and liveable city to attract digital enterprises and today's much sought after knowledge workers. She is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow at Curtin University; on the advisory board of Carbon Tracker and a founding board member of Future Super, Australia's first fossil fuel free superannuation fund.

The global economic shift towards sustainable energy solutions is a particular interest and area of specialisation for Jemma, along with sustainable finance and economics, the future of cities, and modular construction.

Speaker Topics

Blockchain, innovation, disruptive innovation, Internet of things (IoT), energy, renewables, storage, sustainable cities, transport, housing, climate change, sustainable finance

Client testimonials

Jemma Green is an excellent public speaker. She is clear, with a very powerful tone; she is very articulate, confident and has a positive presence on the stage. Her deep knowledge of the financial sector, merged with a passion and understanding of sustainability, makes her profile unique. She will prepare her speech with a great attention to detail, making sure she targets the presentation to the audience. She will always know how to respond to questions, using various techniques including involving other people and keeping her sessions interactive. I have prepared various events with her, and it has always been a great success. There is no doubt that public speaking is something she enjoys, and this is what makes her so charismatic and high-performing. It is rare to see women as well prepared to speak in public as Jemma is. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to hold a well-informed, interesting, lively and interactive presentation on sustainability.

JP Morgan

Jemma's presentation style is captivating, timely and engaging: what an outstanding presenter. She is always eager to share her knowledge and has contributed to the success of many of JazCorp's events with architects, engineers, builders, sustainability consultants, manufacturers, suppliers and energy assessors who have been left always wanting more. Jemma effectively manages to engage the audience with her ‘ease' presentation style, remains with the brief and has managed challenging questions in the most diplomatic and professional manner. She is focused, passionate and channels a positive energy and vibe to the audience, who have remained in awe of her knowledge and her ability to present confidently and effectively . If I ever need to guarantee the success of any of our events without question, she remains the first on my list to call.

JazCorp Australia ADEB

Jemma's presentations are characterised by her passion and substance. She makes her key points decisively and with clarity, while being entertaining. She is a pleasure to listen to.

Australian Liberal Party

Jemma is an articulate, succinct, warm and witty presenter. After hearing her speak at a high profile event I knew I wanted to have her part of future events that I would run. Within a week or two of this a keynote had to pull out of a sustainability event I was facilitating due to medical reasons. The first person who came to mind was Jemma. I called her explained the situation and without hesitation she agreed. Less than a week later she delivered an insightful and often challenging presentation on the rising issue of supply chain transparency. With an audience of around 40 from a diverse set of stakeholders she gained trust and credibility quickly and was asked the most questions by participants. I have already contacted Jemma about another event I am working on. I have and will continue to recommend her to others.

Aegle Sustainability

I have been fortunate to have heard Jemma Green speak publicly and privately on many occasions on questions of climate change and its mitigation and on investment in firms and industries affected by climate change and its mitigation. She is well informed and analytically strong, and Marshall's her knowledge effectively in presenting her views. She is an engaging speaker, capable of holding audiences drawn from the wider community as well as specialists in her field.

The University of Melbourne

When Jemma speaks on matters of sustainable living and development she always brings a fresh blend of passion, vision, and a huge breadth of knowledge underpinned by a clear sense of real world economic viability. Jemma provide an independent expert presentation on batteries as a disruptive force in the energy industry at our solar storage launch event and we received tremendous feedback from participants for Jemma's entertaining, high quality and informative contribution.

Balance Services Group