Associate Director

Felicity is an Associate Director in the climate and sustainability practice, specifically focusing on ESG. Before joining Global Counsel, Felicity worked for an absolute return investment manager where she assisted with the management of private client portfolios. During this time, she worked on the integration of ESG considerations into the firm’s equity research process, conducting research on portfolio companies and helping communicate the firm’s responsible investment strategy to clients.

At GC, Felicity supports the firm’s climate and sustainability clients, advising on all aspects of environmental policy, politics and regulatory changes. Felicity has a particular focus on sustainable finance, and helping clients navigate the risks and opportunities presented by ESG considerations. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Working with an energy company to help them understand their exposure to different ESG considerations which could hinder or support a new business venture.
  • Advising corporate clients to understand key developments in European sustainable finance policy, including the SFDR and EU Taxonomy. 
  • Helping an investor understand the key climate commitments being made by countries, including areas of divergence and key issues on the road to COP26.

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Will regulators use DWS to send a message about overexaggerated ESG claims?


The increase in sustainable fund flows in recent years has rapidly outpaced ESG regulation. Trillions of dollars are now held in products which are marketed as integrating environmental, social and governance issues into their investment process. At the end of the second quarter in 2021, assets held by sustainable funds reached $2.25 trillion, more than tripling since…

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A global ESG reporting standard: where are we, and where are we heading?


Reporting standards and frameworks are a crucial tool for addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. They help organisations to measure, understand and communicate their exposure to ESG risks and opportunities, promoting transparency with stakeholders and informing strategy. Over the past few years, various guidelines for ESG reporting have emerged,…

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