Jess Kennedy

Jess Kennedy

Associate Director

  • UKIMEA ESG Leader

Climate and Sustainability Associate Director, Jess is Arup’s ESG Advisory Lead in the UK and Property Market Lead in London  

Assisting clients globally over the long term, she works with them to understand their ESG and sustainability aspirations, developing a tailored strategy and setting objectives, targets, programs, and reporting for improving performance and demonstrating progress. Jess is passionate about helping companies bring their strategies to reality, connecting technical robustness with strategic ambition.
Jess has worked with leading organisations across sectors and geographies, and has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and implementation, ESG reporting and disclosure, risk assessment, carbon and nature implementation strategies. Some of her recent work includes ESG Advisory for Stanhope, Tishman Speyer, The Crown Estate, Oxford Properties and TfL Property Development and co-founding and facilitating Wild West End.  

She is a Chartered Environmentalist, Full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and Fellow of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the IEMA Sustainability Leader of the Year awards.