Managing Director & Head, Environmental Affairs
JPMorgan Chase
Matt is the Head of Social and Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase, which leads the firm’s efforts to be a leader among financial services companies in protecting the environment while enhancing business success. The team develops environmental policy and guidance for the business, and engages with clients to manage environmental and social risk, and identify environmental opportunities. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Matt was a Principal and leader of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC. In this role, he helped clients achieve business success through their sustainability strategies and investments. The team focused on revenue growth, cost reduction and risk mitigation in the industrial, financial, airline, food and consumer product industries. Matt was a co-founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, which helped financial services companies develop sustainability strategies, manage environmental and social risk and identify environmentally-superior investment opportunities. His clients included commercial and investment banks, insurers, real estate companies, industrial products companies and development banks. Sustainable Finance was acquired by PwC in December 2008. Prior to PwC, Matt was Chief Operating Officer of the World Resources Institute, a sustainable development think tank. He also held positions in marketing with IBM, in investment banking with Merrill Lynch, and in business development with Santa Fe Trading, Hong Kong. Matt founded the Management Institute for Environment and Business, which was a pioneer in presenting environmental challenges as business opportunities to companies and business schools. Matt holds an AB degree in Psychobiology from Harvard College, an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.