Green finance platform Aspiration announced today the appointment of Olivia Albrecht as Chief Sustainability Officer.

In her new role, Albrecht will head Aspiration’s Sustainability group, including the carbon markets desk, and she will design and execute action programs and strategies for consumers and enterprises.

Aspiration provides “sustainability-as-a-service solutions” for consumers and companies, enabling customers to advance climate action through the carbon credit market.

 Andrei Cherny, CEO, and co-founder of Aspiration, said:

“Olivia is joining Aspiration at a pivotal moment in time when the topic of climate change has become central to consumers and businesses. She is a powerhouse in sustainable finance and will make a strong addition to our leadership bench as we focus on scaling our sustainability team during this hyper-growth stage.”

Albrecht joins Aspiration from asset management firm The TCW Group, where she served as Global Head of ESG. Prior to TCW, she spent 10 years at investment management firm PIMCO, where she was the Head of ESG Business Strategy and helped lead over 50 investment professionals. At PIMCO, she has also held other roles, including Senior Vice President, ESG and Global Bond, Product Strategist.

Currently, she is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board at carbon accounting software platform Persefoni and serves on the Leadership Council of policy think tank New America and Milken Institute’s Public Advisory Council. Albrecht is also involved with geospatial data companies focused on satellite imagery in tracking, monitoring, and analyzing sustainability risks.

Albrecht said:

“The carbon credit markets are poised to play an increasingly important role in corporate strategy, capital allocation and consumer engagement as the world presses forward into climate action. Aspiration is uniquely positioned to help steer capital toward high quality, nature-based projects to generate environmental, societal and economic returns for enterprises and people.”

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