Director, Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy
Franziska Zimmermann is Director for Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy at Temasek. She leads the development of Temasek’s overarching sustainability strategy to advance net zero, nature positive and inclusive growth. She also spearheads external engagements with relevant international institutions, global investor alliances as well as think tanks and business networks.
Since joining the firm in 2015, Franziska played a pioneering role in establishing and implementing the firm wide ESG programme, defining an ambitious climate change agenda, forming an external sustainability advisory group as well as an engagement platform for portfolio companies on sustainability.
Before joining Temasek, Franziska held senior positions in publicly listed multinational companies across Europe and Asia where she gained critical insight into different industries, including agriculture, healthcare, consumer and industrials. She joined the private sector after almost a decade working with the Swiss government where she focused on advancing international trade and economic development cooperation.
Franziska holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Bern, Switzerland. She serves as a member of the ESG Committee of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) as well as the Expert Panel on ESG and Sustainable Investing at Singapore’s Wealth Management Institute (WMI).