Deirdre Cooper was named a Partner of Ecofin in May 2016. She is a Portfolio Manager and Head of Research, a position she has held since 2009. Before joining Ecofin in 2007 as a senior analyst, Deirdre was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where she headed their European Renewable Energy coverage effort and built an investment banking and principal investing franchise. She has long had a passion for sustainable investing and has worked on a voluntary basis in the microfinance sector both in the US and in Pakistan. She is a member of the advisory board of Girls Who Invest, a non‐profit organisation whose mission is to increase the percentage of the world’s investable capital run by women. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Shell Foundation’s Energy Company of the Future project, as well as the advisory board for Imperial College’s Centre for Climate Finance and Investment. Deirdre earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and her BA from University College Dublin.