Verability provides advisory services to facilitate the development and implementation of environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing, impact investing, and responsible investing (RI) strategies. We have deep knowledge on integrating ESG issues into investment processes and active ownership practices.
Our expertise is built upon our work at prominent institutional investors and global investor collaborations on the following:
Analysis and benchmarking of signatories during the United Nations Principles on Responsible Investing (PRI) Verification process
ESG education for boards at institutional investors
Drafting proxy voting policies for institutional investors
Benchmarking responsible investing practice against industry peers and the PRI framework
Drafting multi-stakeholder communications
Analysis and benchmarking of benefits from participating in ESG investor initiatives or collaborations
For over 15 years, Sonal Mahida has held senior and founding positions in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing field. She was the first Head of North America for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), TIAA-CREF’s first Senior Governance Analyst on E&S, as well as the head executive of CDP USA where she oversaw the organization’s U.S. activities. As Head of North America for PRI, Sonal developed initiatives to aid and educate over 300 U.S. and Canadian investors in the practice and implementation of ESG integration and risk management.
Sonal is frequently brought in as an industry leader to present on ESG investing for trustees and executive management at institutional investors including state pension funds as well as in the media.