Sherry Madera


Sherry Madera is a prominent thought leader and author on sustainability, with a focus on sustainable finance, environmental data and public policy. As CEO of CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions, Sherry manages an international team spread across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Prior to joining CDP, Sherry was Founder and Chair of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA), a global organization focused on supporting data requirements to drive success in sustainable finance. Sherry held previous senior global roles including Senior Vice President, Public Policy for Mastercard, Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer, LSEG and Economic Ambassador for the City of London to Asia.  Sherry led on identifying trends and issues that are a priority for governments, industry and regulators. 

A unique combination of former investment banker and diplomat, Sherry sits on the Board of Directors of Sondrel Limited and the University of Nottingham and has held roles advising Hong Kong’s Cyberport and APEC’s Sustainable Finance Development Network amongst others.

Sherry speaks regularly in global forums on topics including sustainable finance, FinTech, international trade, data policy and geopolitics. She is also author of the newly published book, Navigating Sustainability Data: How Organizations can use ESG Data to Secure Their Future.