Jessica Catto Dialogues

Jessica Hobby Catto

ACES’ Jessica Catto Dialogues honor the environmental legacy of Jessica Hobby Catto through a speaker series featuring progressive leaders in the fields of environmental and climate science, especially those involved in promoting civic action. 

The series is funded by the Catto Charitable Foundation in Jessica's memory and is curated in partnership with Jessica's daughter and son-in-law, Isa and Daniel Shaw. Jessica was a staunch environmental and social rights advocate, courageous in her resolve to be an effective voice for change. She served on the Boards of Conservation International, the National Parks Conservation Association, World Resources Institute, the Conservation Fund, the Environmental Defense Fund and ACES. As a longstanding member at the Aspen Institute, she also established the Catto Fellowship for a Sustainable Future.