Jessie Coates

About Jessie Coates

Working with small and growing businesses globally to help scale new technologies and business models that purposefully drive progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Jessie is the EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader.

A Chartered Accountant by trade, she began her career in corporate finance before working with clients spanning the social, private and public sectors within the EY UK&I Advisory services. Since 2017, Jessie has focused on supporting impact entrepreneurs in overcoming barriers to growth, primarily in emerging market contexts. She also serves on the board of several local and international impact enterprises and non-profits.

Jessie holds a BA and MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Honors, and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program.


Utilising the Social Enterprise Development Toolkit

2020 06 08

Through the Social Enterprise Development Toolkit Pilot Programme, it was established that founders and funders usually have differing opinions of the organisation’s level of investment readiness. Recognising this difference is a first step towards closing the gap in understanding and…Read More

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