Desiree Fixler

Desiree Fixler

Chief Content Officer, Attain

Desiree is recognized as an advocate for change and impact in the practice of sustainable finance. She is the Chief Content Officer at Attain, as well as a frequent public speaker and advisor on topics including sustainable finance, the prevention of greenwashing and whistleblowing.

Desiree has over 25 years of experience in both sustainable finance and investment banking having held senior roles at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Zais Group. She was Group Sustainability Officer at DWS Group, when she exposed what she considered to be extensive greenwashing by highlighting the discrepancies between the firm’s public ESG claims and its internal statements and actions. Desiree’s whistleblowing action sent shockwaves throughout the finance industry and galvanized efforts to tackle greenwashing. Now as a trusted advisor to financial institutions, NGOs and regulators, including the FCA and MAS, she’s at the forefront of global efforts to drive greater transparency and accountability in the practice of sustainable finance.

Desiree holds a BSc Economics (Hons) from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Future Council and the CFA's ESG Technical Committee.

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