Utilizing extensive experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) due diligence and portfolio oversight, Jennifer McElwain advises Silver clients on ESG and sustainability policy and reporting, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) plans.
Prior to joining Silver, Jennifer was the ESG Lead Consultant with ACA Group, a regulatory consulting firm, where she directed ESG program management for firms in the financial services sector, including hedge funds, private equity firms and asset managers. While at ACA, Jennifer created and customized ESG and DE&I policies, due diligence questionnaires and ESG marketing materials, as well as other ESG initiatives. Jennifer also developed disclosures and provided reporting guidance with respect to the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), among others.
Jennifer received an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF). Jennifer’s academic work focused heavily on environmental analysis and performance measurement, in addition to environmental policymaking and policy analysis.