With a career spanning multiple businesses, industries and sectors, from The Wall Street Journal to the White House, Audrey Choi brings a unique perspective to her role as Morgan Stanley’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).
As the first CSO on Wall Street, Choi’s viewpoint has been crucial to her success in overseeing the firm’s commitment to promote global sustainability through the capital markets, including her efforts as the CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, which she founded in 2013, and in heading up the firm’s Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) Group, which she launched in 2009. “I have long believed in the potential of the capital markets to help bring about positive change with unparalleled speed and scale,” she says. “For more than a decade, Morgan Stanley has been a leader in sustainable investing, with the dedication, insight and creativity of the GSF team helping pioneer and grow the field. Interest in sustainable investing has exploded in recent years, presenting significant new opportunities across the entire firm.”
Choi’s focus is on the firm’s sustainable investing initiatives, with specific attention to product innovation, thought leadership and strategic integration. Choi also served as Morgan Stanley’s Chief Marketing Officer for four years, from 2017-2021. In that role, she oversaw the creation of a strong brand narrative that included the award-winning “We are Morgan Stanley” campaign, consisting of video, print and digital stories that highlight the insights of thought leaders from across the firm.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Choi held senior policy positions in the Clinton Administration, including Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore. Previously, Choi was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.