The World Resources Institute (WRI) has named Kirsty Jenkinson as director of its Markets & Enterprise Program.

Jenkinson joins WRI today after serving as director of Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management in the United Kingdom since 2001. Before then, she was an executive director in Fixed Income Research for part of her six years employed by Goldman Sachs.

WRI President Jonathan Lash said, “Kirsty is at the forefront of analyzing how global financial markets are impacted by environmental, social, and governance issues. She helped her team’s business grow significantly at F&C despite the global financial crisis, and now we’re looking forward to having her lead our team.”

Jenkinson added, “I firmly believe that the private sector can play a pivotal role in addressing the world’s environmental and social challenges while stimulating economic development. I am extremely motivated to help achieve this through the work we can do at WRI.”

WRI’s primary work in its Markets & Enterprise Program includes:
-- ENVEST: An initiative to further investors’ understanding of the financial implications of environmental trends.
-- New Ventures: A program to develop and help capitalize sustainable small and medium-scale enterprises in key emerging markets.