Nisaa Jetha’s Current Positions

EDUCATION:

Nisaa Jetha holds a BA (Hons) in International Development Studies from McGill University, an LLB (Hons) from the University of London with post-graduate diplomas in International Law from the University of Nottingham and bar from the University of Law.  She was asked to take part in Harvard Kennedy’s School of Government Initiative for Responsive Investing (IRI) developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS:

She was awarded the Ambassador for Peace Award (UPF) and separately nominated by the United State of Women Summit hosted by The White House. Nisaa has been selected to represent the United Kingdom at the United Nations through the membership organisation she launched in UK Parliament. She was also selected to advise key UN officials on a private Braintrust for scaling peace and restorative justice models to catalyse community development and climate change solutions. She is part of a 100 Women at Davos (World Economic Forum), launched at Davos on January 2020 for C-Suite women working towards participation in leadership at all levels of decision making. Members include Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the current Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

CURRENT ROLES:

United Nations adoption of the SDGs

UNITED NATIONS

United Nations Inter-Governmental Organisation (IGO). Nisaa is Director (Board of Directors) on a United Nations Inter-Governmental Organisation, The 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. 

IMPACT LAW & PRIVATE EQUITY

Nisaa Jetha is a solicitor of England & Wales with private equity experience operating as in-house counsel for investment funds in emerging geographies. She also has experience advising on pro-bono matters across the charity space with a particular focus on climate change, sustainability, ESG and impact. She is a current member of the legal network of social impact.

VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY

Nisaa is a current Global Expert and on the Impact Committee of Consilience Ventures one of the first tokenised venture-capital funds where she advises and supports their portfolio companies and recommends investment opportunities.  She also consults for other funds/ PE managers across impact advisory strategy.  Nisaa has over five years of private equity experience across emerging markets with public market exposure. She has curated global impact strategy, benchmarked the United Nation’s SDGs across mid-cap private equity deals and headed departments inside FCA regulated investment managers across Impact and ESG. She has been the highest ranking Environmental and Social Management System Officer (managing ESG)  across a portfolio of USD $150 million across three separate geographies designated by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group).

ACADEMY4THEFUTURE

SMARTlab Academy4thefuture is an innovative research program around building out next generation solutions to catalyse and co-create a sustainable future 4 all. It was launched at Davos in 2018 with presence from the United Nations &  the Female Quotient.

 Nisaa Jetha is the Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG and part of the Senior Leadership Executive Team which includes:

IMPACT-for-SDGs Global Impact Advisory Platform furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Nisaa Jetha is the Founder & Curator of Impact-for-SDGs.

THRIVE GLOBALThrive Global  seeks to raise awareness and create real and tangible  solutions to help individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance to unlock their greatest potential. 

Nisaa Jetha is an Editorial Contributor for Huffington’s Thrive Global, her recent piece found here. 

ADVISORY ROLES 

UN Initiatives

 Global Civil Society Led Initiative  – Beijing +25 and Generation Equality Forum — Advisory Working Group to the Core Group representing civil society’s best interests and needs in the planning process for the Generation Equality Forums (UN Women)

  • NGO -CSW
    • The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. In 1996, ECOSOC in resolution 1996/6 (see p. 20) expanded the Commission’s mandate and decided that it should take a leading role in monitoring and reviewing progress and problems in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and in mainstreaming a gender perspective in UN activities.

TRACK RECORD

Nisaa Jetha Launches Africa's Alternative Energy Summit & Exhibition (House of Commons) Nisaa Jetha Co-Launched Africa’s Alternative Energy Summit & Exhibition Inside United Kingdom’s Parliament (House of Commons) in 2015 as Community Director (London) of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JCI). JCI has global affiliations with UNESCO, Council of Europe, Economic & Social Chamber of the United Nations and in a World Partnership with The International Chamber of Commerce.[/caption]

Nisaa Jetha At The United Nations As Founder Of Junior Chamber International Kensington (p.o.)

Nisaa Jetha at The United Nations (General Assembly) as Founder of Junior Chamber International Kensington (p.o.). Nisaa Jetha launched JCI Kensington (p.o.) inside the House of Lords.

Nisaa Jetha Speaking At Un Women At The Institute Of Directors 2016

Nisaa Jetha as Key-Note Speaker at the Institute of Directors alongside UN Women on International Women’s Day (March 2016). Nisaa  addressed a closed group on global governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nisaa Jetha Moderating inside UK Parliament

Nisaa Jetha moderated inside United Kingdom’s Parliament (House of Lords) October 2019 on Brexit and Continued Financing of Disruptive Technology in Africa. Select panelists were Justina Mutale (acclaimed as one of the most influential women of African origin), Her Excellency Marie Ndjeka Opombo (Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo), The Right Honourable Lord Anthony Tudor St John of Bletsol (House of Lords).

Nisaa Jetha Leading Impact Professional and Global Strategist

Nisaa Jetha selected to advise and lecture at the International Strategic Alliance Committee alongside UNESCO. Nisaa Jetha presented her strategy on Energy Governance and SDG 5 to various Government Ministers and Dignitaries.

Nisaa Jetha Addresses Closed Panel Inside House Of Lords (uk Parliament) On Increasing Female Leadership In Political Systems 2016

Nisaa Jetha Addressed A Closed Panel Inside The House of Lords (UK Parliament) on Increasing Female Leadership In Political Systems 2016.

Energy Governance Group

Nisaa Jetha Launched an Energy Governance Group Hosted by then The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development in The House of Lords (UK Parliament) 2016 in her Personal Capacity.

Nisaa Jetha Selected By Un Women & 92 Y To Curate One Of 32 Genius Panels On Google Campus

Nisaa Jetha Selected By UN Women & 92 Y To Curate One Of 32 Genius Panels On Google Campus. She Partnered Directly With Google (Campus), Microsoft Ventures, E&Y, Blooming Founders, Gennex Energies, 92Y & UN Women.

Nisaa Jetha Speaking Inside House of Commons

Nisaa Jetha Addressed The House of Commons (UK Parliament) alongside The Lord Taylor, Ghana Union, Gennex Energies on Democratising Energy Access into the African Continent – 2015.

Nisaa Jetha Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Prime Minister's Trade & Investment Envoy to Ethiopia

Nisaa Jetha Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Prime Minister’s Trade & Investment Envoy to Ethiopia.

Nisaa Jetha is an Impact Lawyer, Strategist & Advisor  Impact Professional & Global Strategist