Jackie Roberts

Jackie Roberts

Corporate Sustainability and ESG Integration

Ms. Roberts has over 30 years of experience helping companies set, integrate, and achieve Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives and specializes in impact investment strategies and today serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer for AppHarvest, an applied technology company building some of the world’s largest sustainable indoor farms in Appalachia. Throughout her career Ms. Roberts served as Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer for The Carlyle Group; Senior Director for the US Climate & Energy Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); and as Program Manager for the Corporate Partners Program, also at EDF, which resulted in a White House Presidential Environment and Conservation Challenge Award. Ms. Roberts began her career as a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Business School and Engineer at the US EPA, Superfund Program.

Ms. Roberts holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Yale, a Yale MBA and Masters in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry.