Senior Manager, Water Program
Monika works on the Water Program researching and conducting corporate and investor engagement on the risks and opportunities related to growing water scarcity and water quality issues.
Prior to Ceres Monika worked as a research consultant for the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard, exploring the roots of the concept of sustainability across a broad spectrum of disciplines to inform the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in their efforts to evolve corporate reporting standards. She was also commissioned by the pioneering socially responsible investment firm, Trillium Asset Management, to formulate a strategic approach to entering emerging markets with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment lens. Previous to this work Monika was an emerging market analyst at Driehaus Capital management and Trans-National Research.
Monika holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation and a Masters of Science degree in Aquatic Ecology and has recently published her research in the Journal of Biological Invasions. She also enjoys working with the Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Education Center’s Outreach program, teaching students about their local watersheds.
Recent Blog Posts
Water is a critical but contentious resource for the fracking industry, which is booming in the US and poised to take off globally.
Controversy concerning the practice of hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and gas development is about more than just breaking up underground rock deposits to release gas and oil.
Proposed standards that the U.S. Department of Interior announced for fracking on federal and Indian lands are important, especially in the arid West where water is gold. Unfortunately, water protection gets short shrift in the rules that, once finalized, will apply to 750 million acres of public lands.
Part two of Monika Freyman's blog series on how hydraulic fracturing is changing the American landscape. In this installment Monika examines regional water issues associated with hydraulic fracturing.
Advances in drilling technologies, most prominently hydraulic fracturing, have unlocked shale oil and gas resources previously thought unrecoverable and quite literally changed the American landscape.