Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)
Jessica has overall leadership responsibility for A4S.
She sits on the board of the Natural Capital Coalition and was also responsible establishing and running the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
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 co-editor of a book comprising case studies on ‘integrated reporting’ and ‘integrated thinking’ by leading academics published in June 2010, “Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights”. She has been a member of the UK Treasury’s Sustainability Reporting Steering Committee, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s Sustainability Committee and the European Commission’s Expert Group on Non-Financial Disclosure.
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.