Lolita K. Jackson

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Visiting Fellow

Lolita Jackson is the Executive Director of Communications & Sustainable Cities for Sustainable Development Capital, LLP, a London-based climate finance and investment firm. Lolita previously worked for the NYC Mayor’s Office for 15 years in a variety of roles, and until March 2021 she served as the Special Advisor for Climate Policy & Programs, where she was the climate diplomat and lead for the administration regarding global work on divestment and climate finance. Prior to her appointment to that role, she was Deputy Director of External Affairs for the Housing Recovery Office, Director of Outreach for the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, lead for operational city agencies for the Second Avenue Subway and Barclays Center, and Manhattan Director of Community Affairs. Prior to her tenure in the NYC Mayor’s Office, Lolita worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Management for 12 years. She is the President of the Penn Class of 1989 and is a 2007 winner of the Penn Alumni Award of Merit. She is a 1989 alumna of the Penn School of Engineering, majoring in Applied Science with a concentration in Chemical Engineering. 

Expertise: Climate Change; Diplomacy; Sustainability

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