Carolin Leeshaa

Carolin Leeshaa

Director, Head of Social & Sustainable Finance

KPMG Australia

Carolin has been at the forefront of global social and sustainable finance, impact investing and environmental markets for over 20 years. She is a trusted impact strategist who works at the intersection of government policy, capital markets and communities across developed and emerging markets.

Carolin has a deep commitment to foster social prosperity and regenerative economic growth and advises governments on complex policy and strategy development. Using her background in global capital markets and securitisation, she focuses on structuring innovative financing solutions based on production from natural systems. Her areas of expertise include investments in land, oceans, sustainable agricultural land management practices, conservation, biodiversity across the full spectrum of the capital continuum, as well as the design of blended public-private systems change initiatives for nature-based decarbonisation and circularity.

Carolin drives KPMG’s natural capital market engagement and thought leadership, and represents KPMG globally on the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). She holds masters degrees in banking and finance and post-graduate qualifications of social impact from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and University of New South Wales. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an accredited multi-sector partnerships broker.



Areas of expertise
Agribusiness Charities and Not-for-profit Organisations Deal Advisory Economic and commercial Financial Services Government and Public Sector Human and Social Services Innovation Innovation strategy Sustainability
Education and qualifications
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Masters (equiv) of Banking & Finance

  • University of New South Wales, Graduate Certificate of Social Impact

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate (GAICD)

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