Jennifer Lauber Patterson has a strong track record in developing and advising on technologies or solutions that have an environmental and social impact. Jennifer is currently a board member of Sustainability Victoria, Chair of the Board of Yarra Energy Foundation.
Jennifer’s current passion is to fill the gaps between a good idea or new technology or business models by assisting it to become a bankable outcome. Jennifer Is currently working on technologies that generate renewable energy, improve soil carbon, increase soil health through fertilizer manufacture and smart farming systems, provide sustainable animal feed and many others.
Jennifer is a specialist in environmental, carbon and energy markets with over 25 years’ experience in the banking and energy sectors. Jennifer commenced in electricity and entered into one of the pioneering “green electricity trades” nearly 20 years ago!
Jennifer established ANZ Bank’s Electricity, Carbon and Renewable Markets Business and developed National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Environmental Treasury Solutions business. At ANZ in the early 2000’s she set up the first carbon offset business for a financial institution and during banking was involved in pioneering the development of new markets and financing in the environmental sector.
Jennifer’s has experience in global markets during her banking role and also assisted in establishing a subsidiary that developed carbon reduction and renewable energy projects across 7 countries worldwide in Asia and Africa.
Since leaving banking Jennifer has focused on impact projects which included the development of a community renewable energy financing toolkit that was released across Australia given the feedback at the launch that advised “We should spread the gospel”
Jennifer enjoys developing tools and guides that have the benefit of helping not only one organisation but can be shared by many.
Jennifer also has significant experience in policy given her former roles as Head for Australia and New Zealand of the Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA), Committee Member of Businesses for a Clean Economy and advisory panel of the carbon market institute.