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Gemma Corrigan

Gemma Corrigan

Head of Policy & ESG Integration, Federated Hermes Limited
Gemma joined in August 2021 and leads the policy, advocacy and integration work within the Responsibility Platform. Within this role, she is responsible for developing the firm’s net zero and nature positive strategy and leading the implementation of the firm’s advocacy and ESG integration programmes. Drawing on her significant public sector experience and our stewardship capabilities, she engages with external stakeholders to advocate for industry progress on all sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity, human rights, and corporate governance. Prior to joining, Gemma worked for over eight years as a senior economist at the World Economic Forum, where she led many benchmarking and thought leadership products including the Global Risk Report and the Inclusive Growth and Development Index. She also launched the Sustainable Markets and a range of ESG initiatives focussed on impact measurement and management. She has previously held roles focused on trade and development at the United Nations and the United States Department of State. Gemma has an MSc in Political Economy of International Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.