Lindsay Smart

Biography

Lindsay brings to TGE her experience of ESG analysis in the mainstream financial sector and her work with investors and companies to identify where impact and sustainable business value lies and how to maximise it. She develops solutions for improved ESG and impact integration at business and strategy level. Lindsay specialises in understanding levers of change, working alongside teams to understand how change can be most effectively implemented and goals achieved. She is a member of our Impact Services team.

Applying over 15 years of finance industry experience alongside formal training in sustainable business practice from the University of Cambridge, Lindsay provides insight and implementable recommendations for our clients.

Previously, Lindsay led the development of the award winning sustainability and impact assessment tool "ClearlySo ATLAS", designed for private equity investors. She has also advised companies and investors in the UK and USA on their approach to sustainability integration. This advisory work included leading the ‘green credential second opinion’ for the winning Green Bond bid for District of Columbia Water -- the first 100-year certified green bond, brokered by Goldman Sachs.

Elsewhere, Lindsay has worked with clients to develop internal sustainability strategies and communication plans and delivered training and workshops for all levels of professionals to develop their understanding and approach to sustainability integration.

In 2017, she was named by Brummel Magazine as one of the top 50 influential women in Sustainability. Since 2016, she has acted as an assessor for the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award and was previously a member of the UKSIF analyst committee and judge for the City of London Sustainable Finance Awards.

Lindsay has worked at ClearlySo, VigeoEiris, Citi, Allianz Global Investors and JPMorgan Asset Management.