Executive Voices in Sustainability 2018:

Executive Voices in Sustainability: Jenny Chan


What brought you to Yale?

Yale was the only EMBA program I applied to because as I was researching schools and visiting their webpages, Yale specifically cited its mission multiple times and I couldn’t even find the word “mission” on other schools’ websites.

How have you impacted sustainable practices in your career?

I have been talking about sustainable investing for quite some time at my foundation and we are slowly becoming active via PRIs and Impact Investing.  I participate with SASB and I’m working towards my FSA designation.  I’ve spoken on panels related to the potential for sustainable investing, broadly defined, within the investor community and I am a board member of the Junto for Sustainable Investing.

What challenges do you see for sustainability in your industry?

I am uncompromising when it comes to investment performance and I am wary of the “green washing” taking place within product development in the investment space.

Tell us one thing about yourself that might surprise your classmates.

I am a fan of classic Harleys.

Current Position

Firm: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 
Position: Senior Investment Officer
Duration: 9+ years
Responsibility: I help manage the portfolio for the foundation.

Contact Information

Email: j.chan@yale.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jchannyc

This is part of a series of profiles featuring students in the Yale MBA for Executives program who have a focus on sustainability.