Linda-Eling Lee

Linda-Eling Lee, Founding Director, MSCI Sustainability Institute

Linda-Eling Lee is the Institute’s founding director and a leader in the field of sustainable finance.

She most recently led global ESG and climate research at MSCI, where she built one of the world’s top teams of analysts dedicated to understanding long-term drivers of sustainable value. Linda has authored multiple research papers on sustainable investing and twice been named by Barron’s to its annual list of the Top 100 Women in Finance. She serves as a director of US SIF: Sustainable Investment Forum and is a Fellow of the Finance Leaders Fellowship of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Linda joined MSCI in 2010 following the acquisition of RiskMetrics, where she led ESG ratings research and headed consumer sector analysis. She received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Harvard University, holds a master’s from the University of Oxford, and has a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from Harvard College.