Having studied environmental sciences at Kings College, London University and worked as Special Projects Director for the Green Alliance, Tessa Tennant co-founded the UK's first equity investment fund for sustainable development in 1988. As an early champion of integrating sustainability criteria into investment management, she worked as Head of SRI Policy and Research at Jupiter Asset Management, NPI and Henderson Investors. During this time she also co-founded the UK Social Investment Forum and the Carbon Disclosure Project and became active internationally with the UNEP Finance Initiative and as a Board Member of the Calvert funds in the USA. In 1997 she began to develop social investment in the Asia Pacific region, and the NPI Global Care Asia Pacific Fund was launched in 1998. In 2001 she co-founded and was first Chair of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA). She is now the Founding Executive Chair of the ICE Organisation Ltd, a loyalty rewards programme and service provider to the credit card industry. Formally incorporated in November 2006, the company's mission is the mass mobilisation of consumer purchasing in favour of climate protection and environmental living. The company's first client Rabobank has 1.1 million customers in Holland with 'Climate Cards' powered by ICE.