Judson Berkey is at the forefront of climate change initiatives in Switzerland and beyond. The former attorney turned sustainable strategy champion is known for his impactful contributions to environmentally driven policies. Equally experienced in the corporate financial services sector, Judson’s extensive expertise lends itself to advisory work in the form of keynote speaking, able to support audiences in pioneering sustainable solutions across markets.
Currently, Judson is the Managing Director and Group Head of Sustainability Regulatory Strategy at UBS. An integral senior employee at the financial services business for almost 20 years, Judson has progressed from roles in risk and management to spearheading the success of their sustainable finance policies. From climate change to agricultural action, Judson is a renowned authority in his field and has previously held such roles as the Group Head of Regulatory Affairs and Group Too Big to Fail Program. Prior to joining UBS, Judson acted as a Policy Analyst for the Institute of Finance, responsible for developing context through data and research on the financial climate.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Judson initially studied at a science and technology school before completing his bachelor’s degree in maths and economics at the University of Virginia. Transitioning into the field of law, Judson studied at Harvard Law School from 1995 to 1998, gaining his qualifications from one of the most prestigious establishments in the world. Judson practised as an attorney for a short time before utilising his knowledge in policymaking and evaluation. More recently, he has completed the WWF One Planet Leaders Sustainability Executive Education to further his understanding of environmental impact.
As a speaker, Judson brings more than 20 years of experience across sustainability, environmental policy and regulations to his audiences. Having previously spoken for such audiences as the United Nations, Judson’s passionate approach to combating climate change has a transformative effect on corporate clients.