India Programme Manager
Neha has joined Climate Bonds as India Programme Manager and will be based in Delhi. Neha will drive policy and partner programmes in the country to scale up the green bonds market and take on active advocacy with the media, issuers and investors and the government. She will also contribute to business development for Climate Bonds. She joined us on 1 July 2017.
Neha has over fourteen years of experience working on public policy and industry action in India on sustainability and responsible financing. In her stint at GIZ India (German Development Agency) before she joined us, she steered projects that led to a regulation on ESG disclosures by the Indian market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India; and the development of financial sector led Responsible Financing Guidelines. She was also responsible for conceptualising and over-seeing successful Indo-German public-private alliances, EU co-financing grants and building multi-stakeholder alliances on mainstreaming sustainability practices in large and small businesses. Prior to that, she consulted national and international businesses on environmental and political risks in extractive and infrastructure sectors with operations and investments spread across India.
She has served on national and international standard setting bodies like Bureau of Indian Standards and Global Reporting Initiative where she vice-chaired its Stakeholder Council. She speaks frequently on sustainability, responsible financing, reporting and disclosures, and has edited and published journals and articles on these topics. Currently, she is part of a core group of policy advisors and practitioners on future of jobs and green economy hosted by Frederich Ebert Stiftung, India and an active alumna of Young Global Leaders chosen by the Bucerius-Zeit Foundation of Germany.
She holds Masters and M.Phil in International Politics and Diplomacy from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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