Desmond is a Senior Analyst at EED Advisory. He is an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Expert with a cumulative experience of 13 years working at the intersection of Green Finance, Green Politics, and Green Economy to inform sustainable financing and compliance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the Food Systems, Clean Energy, Water, Forestry and Nature Based Solution spaces. Given his Environment, Legal, and International Trade background, he remains committed to designing due diligence tools and improving place-based certification infrastructures to promote equitable transitions and resilient ecosystems at regional, national, and subnational levels. Prior to joining EED Advisory, he was a Research Associate at Yale Centre of Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF), and a Lecturer at Strathmore School of Law. Passionate about just green transitions, he brings an interdisciplinary approach to identifying immediate and long-term tools, mechanisms, metrics, and indicators that creates value for investors, business, and society. He has provided Sustainability Advisory for Local Banks, Multinational Companies, Conservancies, WWF, Global Grant Funds, EU, Faith Based Institutions, United Nations, World Bank, Local Communities, Government Agencies, Law Firms, The Judiciary, and Legislature across East Africa Community. Desmond holds a master’s in Environmental Management from Yale University where he majored in Policy Analysis and Eco-Security Strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from University of Nairobi.