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Audrey Choi

Audrey Choi

Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi is a pioneer in the fields of corporate sustainability and sustainable finance and her career has spanned the highest levels of finance, government and journalism as an officer at Morgan Stanley, as chief of staff of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors and as bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.

Choi was the first ever chief sustainability officer on Wall Street. She also served as chief marketing officer (CMO) and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Global Management Committee. During her tenure as CMO, she is credited with stewarding the favorability of the venerable financial services brand to all-time highs across all global markets.

An early advocate for sustainable investing, she proposed and founded the institution’s Global Sustainable Finance Group and the Institute for Sustainable Investing. She also founded and led its Community Development Finance Group, investing more than $20 billion to strengthen low-income communities.

Choi graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She was a White House Fellow, Fulbright Scholar and David Rockefeller Fellow. A first-generation Korean American, she is fluent in French and German.

She was elected as a Kresge trustee in 2023.