Nisaa Jetha is an impact lawyer global strategist and impact advisor that operates across government, the investment management space and public sector. Among multiple initiatives, Nisaa launched an energy governance group in the highest house of UK Parliament in July 2015 through the membership organisation Junior Chamber Kensington (p.o.), JCI has global affiliations with the Council of Europe, Economic and Social Chamber of the United Nations and in a world partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce. Nisaa was hosted by then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development before the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was a pioneer and structured the organisation around the SDGs as JCI was moving from the MDGs into the SDGs and amongst a select few globally outside of government invited to attend the adoption of the UN-backed global development agenda.
She often speaks in the UK Parliament on increasing female representation in politics and international governance with a focus on emerging economies. Nisaa has previously been placed with Canadian Senate where she worked directly with Canada’s previous Special Envoy to Darfur. Nisaa has been asked to represent the UK at the United Nations through the membership organisation she launched at The London Chamber of Commerce that later had presence in the UK’s upper house, The House of Lords. Nisaa was part of one of the only inter-agency working groups for youth and gender equality globally with UN Women, and sits across various cross-sectional industries to further finance into the next global development agenda.
Nisaa was nominated by the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House and is part of 100women@Davos. She holds degrees in International Development Studies from McGill University, a law degree from The University of London with post-graduate qualifications from The University of Nottingham and The Harvard Kennedy School of Government (in collaboration with The Centre for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (The University of Zurich) and World Economic Forum). Nisaa has asset management experience across public and emerging markets, is a current Director on United Nations’ Inter-Governmental Organization (Be Earth) and Head of Sustainable Finance (ESG) & Impact Investing at Academy4theFuture, Global Expert at Consilience Ventures, and Founder of Impact-for-SDGs.
COP 21 (PARIS AGREEMENT)
Having a keen interest in energy governance, carbon neutral solutions and climate change she was instrumental in curating a side-event at COP21, the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) which took place in Paris, France and resulted in the Paris Agreement. The plenary engaged the USAID Director of Climate Projects, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, the Managing Director of Africa Power, the Principal Partner at Development Three alongside an influential global advocate that has advised governments.
UN WOMEN, 92 Y & GOOGLE CAMPUS
Nisaa Jetha sat on the only global inter-agency working group for youth and gender equality for almost three years with UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women; Goodwill Ambassadors include Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, alongside supporters such as Malala Yousafzai, and Oprah. She was selected by UN Women and 92Y to curate one of the only 32 global UK Genius events on Google Campus.
Nisaa has a keen interest in global governance and been a speaker in UK Parliament on increasing female representation in politics & international governance. She also moderated at The British Awards for African Development, presented her energy governance strategy to the Chief of Staff of the First Lady of Nigeria (H.E. Buhari) alongside Ambassador Diane E. Watson (Former Member of US Congress) and UNESCO Liaison Officer at the International Strategic Alliance Committee Summit.
She speaks globally on the SDGs/ impact investing under the umbrella of global governance and selected as a specialist keynote speaker (06.2020) at the United Nations 75th Dialogue on “Economic Transformation Building Back” on strategic thematic solutions for the future.
- Ambassador for Peace Award: Nisaa Jetha was awarded the Ambassador for Peace Award, for her outstanding service for peace and justice globally alongside other peace leaders (UPF 2016).
- The White House – United State of Women Summit: Nisaa Jetha was nominated by the United State of Women Summit by the White House for her outstanding service to further gender equality globally.
- United Nations: Nisaa has been selected to represent the United Kingdom on multiple occasions at the United Nations through the membership organisation she launched in UK Parliament and personal capacity.
- UN Brain Trust: Nisaa Jetha was selected to advise as a key UN officials on a private Brain trust for scaling peace and restorative justice models to catalyse community development and climate change solutions globally.
- Junior Chamber of Commerce: Nisaa Jetha was awarded Junior Chamber of Commerce award for the membership organization she started JCI Kensington (p.o.) for fastest mobilization within the United Kingdom.
- 100Women@Davos: Part of impact-driven women CEOs, leaders, and changemakers launched in Davos (World Economic Forum) in January 2020 supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 5 Target 5.5.
Nisaa is a Director (Board of Directors) on a United Nations Inter-Governmental Organisation, Be Earth Foundation (Be Earth). An IGO is comprised mainly of sovereign states or other IGOs, like the World Health Organisation (WHO), The World Bank, and other global actors. IGOs are involved in treaty making and often have international legal status which bind the IGO and its Member States under international law. IGOs differ from NGOs in that they work at the highest level of government with Heads of State. Be Earth advises, assists and enables in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on behalf 12 countries with which it has Treaties.
Kevin Wall – As the founder and CEO of Control Room, he executive produced Live 8, a series of benefit concerts to bring attention to poverty in Africa. More than 250 musicians performed within 24 hours at concerts on 7 continents, including Madonna, U2, Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, and Pink Floyd. The Live 8 concerts were broadcast on 182 television stations and 2000 radio networks, as well as online. Live 8’s audience was estimated at 2 billion viewers, a percentage of whom viewed the concerts worldwide via AOL in real time and on-demand.
Harvey Goldsmith – Goldsmith has produced, managed and promoted shows with many of the world’s major artists including Yes, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Eagles, Elton John, U2, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Muse, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Oasis, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Saxon, Shirley Bassey, Coldplay, Nigel Kennedy, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft, Ash, Madness, Aswad, David Gray, Scissor Sisters, Van Morrison, Sting, and Jeff Beck.
Peter Brightman – Peter has presented artists and negotiated contracts for clients in many of the most prestigious theatres, concert halls and stadiums throughout the world, covering an eclectic range of artists from Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Tony Bennett, the Royal Ballet (Covent Garden), Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Jessye Norman, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John, Beyonce, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, Enrique Iglesias, REM, Neil Diamond,The Who, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), George Michael, Bon Jovi to musicals such as Cats, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Disney’s, High School Musical, X-Factor live shows in the UK and many others.
Richie Sambora – Richard Stephen Sambora is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. He and lead singer Jon Bon Jovi formed the main song writing unit for the band. He has also released three solo albums: Stranger in This Town in 1991, Undiscovered Soul in 1998, and Aftermath of the Lowdown released in September 2012.