Désirée Lucchese

Head of Ethics and Impact

Désirée Lucchese

Credentials: BSc, MSc, GAICD

Désirée is responsible for our ethical investment strategy, evolving the integration of ESG data and the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our investment process. She also manages voting and engagement with companies. 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 trans-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. Désirée holds a BSc in Environmental Science at the University of Plymouth and a MSc from Lancaster University.

I believe that sustainable finance and sustainable infrastructure are key to scaling sustainable impact and that the time is ripe for business, investors and the public sector to collaboratively shift to a more sustainable, inclusive and regenerative economy.

I look forward to working with U Ethical’s investment team, key stakeholders and industry peers to advance active stewardship that creates shared value through tangible social and environmental outcomes.