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Jessica Fries,

Executive Chair, A4S; Vice Chair, GRI; Council Member, IFRS Foundation

Ms. Fries has overall leadership responsibility for A4S.

She used to sit on the board of the Natural Capital Coalition and was also responsible in establishing and running the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Currently she is the Vice Chair for the GRI as well as an Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council Member for the IFRS.

Previously, Jessica has held a number of roles at PwC, most recently leading global activities around integrated reporting. She has worked with a wide range of companies, governments, investors and not-for-profit organisations to help them integrate sustainability into core business processes and activities. She has extensive experience developing capability frameworks and designing training courses on a range of topics.

Jessica is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.


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