Judy joined Sancroft in 2016, and became our first Chief Executive in 2017. She leads our team of sustainability consultants and analysts in the UK and United States. Judy’s career in sustainability and corporate responsibility began twenty-five years ago. Before joining Sancroft, Judy co-founded Shine, a consultancy which specialises in sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement, research and publishing. She is an experienced facilitator, and an expert in corporate reporting, transparency and accountability. Her expertise includes the energy, food, extractives and technology sectors.
Previously, Judy was director of client services for London-based think-tank and consultancy SustainAbility, where she led services in the energy and knowledge economy fields, and directed research and thought leadership on reporting and engagement. From 1992-2000, Judy was corporate programs director for Ceres, a business sustainability NGO based in Boston. During her time at Ceres, Judy worked to establish the Global Reporting Initiative and served as its first project director.
Judy is Chair of the Global Sustainability Standards Board, an independent body created by GRI with responsibility for setting globally-accepted sustainability reporting standards. Judy is a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee, a body that seeks to improve reporting and disclosure around responsible investment with investors, asset owners, and service providers.
Judy is a United States citizen, and studied English at Boston College.