Melissa Thomas is an associate director at APCO Worldwide and is based in Singapore. She specializes in sustainability and is a member of the firm’s Sustainability team. At APCO, she support clients in sustainability (e.g., NGOs) and with other portfolios requiring environment, social and governance (ESG) communication advisory and strategy support.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Thomas was with the local chapter of the UN Global Compact, supporting companies in their ESG journey and advancing corporate sustainability.
She also worked with global accounting body ACCA, where she promoted sustainability reporting to the business sector. She also collaborated with government agencies to help companies digitalize and internationalize in order to remain relevant to a changing business environment.
Ms. Parsons started her career in marketing where she worked with Microsoft and DHL, followed by client management in PR with WPP and Omnicom agencies.