Jackie Cook is a specialist in corporate disclosure analysis focusing on developing data solutions that strengthen investor stewardship on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Jackie joined Morningstar in October 2018, as Director of Sustainable Stewardship Research, with Morningstar’s acquisition of Fund Votes Research Ltd., a company that she founded in 2007. Fund Votes had been a provider of mutual fund and exchange-traded fund proxy voting data on corporate resolutions and shareholder proposals across ESG topics. Previously, Jackie had been a senior research associate at The Corporate Library (which merged with GMI in 2010 and was acquired by MSCI in 2014) and a junior research fellow at the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. Over the past 18 years, Jackie has also worked as a consultant on governance research projects for UNCTAD and several non-government organizations and have published academic articles on mutual corporate form, investor advocacy, and energy governance.
Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in research and experimental psychology from South African universities. She also holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics and management from Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.