Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Northern Trust

Jamie Ezefili is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Northern Trust. In this role she is responsible for understanding the emerging Sustainability and ESG trends, risks, and opportunities to inform the corporate strategy and demonstrate how this impact the organization. She also oversees the execution of the annual Sustainability report, the Northern Trust Net Zero Strategy and the Modern Slavery Program. Her team is responsible for responding to assessors and rating agencies including CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good.

Prior to joining Corporate Responsibility, Jamie served as a Senior Consultant in GFS Product Development. In this role she was responsible for managing capital funded change initiatives, complex products and projects across multiple streams within C&IS and GFS North America. Jamie was previously a Second Vice President in Global Fund Services at Northern Trust. She managed the North American Transfer Agency Operations Department for Daily Valued Registered Funds, Commingled Funds and Group Trust. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Jamie managed the Transfer of Accounts Department at Mesirow Financial. Prior to relocating to Chicago, she worked as an analyst in the Transfer Agency at Boston Financial Data Services.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Kansas.

Jamie has a certificate in Design Thinking from Emeritus Institute of Management and is a Certified Corporate Responsibility Executive through The University of Notre Dame and has a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard University.

She represents the Northern Trust on the BPI Climate Working group and Investment Company institute’s diversity and inclusion committee.

Jamie is a 2021 Chicago Urban League IMPACT fellow. She currently serves on the loan committee for Greenwood Archer Capital and serves as mentor the Baumhart Scholars MBA program for Loyola University.

Jamie was recognized as a 2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Jamie is a trooper leader and service unit registrar for the Girl Scouts of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.