Vanessa Neill (Aspen Sustainability and ESG Advisor) is a strategic communications consultant. She advises global public and private companies on their organic and transitional growth initiatives particularly in relation to their Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, outcomes and impact.
In April 2021, she successfully completed the Post-graduate Masters Level Certificate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL). Her research included analysis and a Strategic Action Plan for measuring social outcomes for a leading global private equity firm.
Vanessa is a senior corporate communications professional with around 20 years of experience. Prior to her studies at CISL, Vanessa was a Partner at Kekst CNC and co-led the firm’s ESG and Sustainability Steering Group.
From Nov 2009 to March 2018, Vanessa was Head of Communications for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division at Credit Suisse and supported the launch of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department. She also partnered with the EMEA Corporate Citizenship department on communications relating to the Bank‘s charity partnerships. In 2017, she was selected to participate in the Bank’s Global Citizen’s Programme and undertook a project for Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) in Washington DC.
Vanessa holds a BA in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London and successfully completed the Corporate Affairs Academy course at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in 2014. She is a Trustee of the Queen’s Club Foundation in London.