Aniket will focus on the complementary role of public and private investment for the achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. His talk will focus on major successes and shortcomings of the global financial and sustainability agendas since 2015 and highlight fruitful areas of focus in the future. He will address specifically the proper role of ESG investing in the achievement of climate and sustainability agendas and where this effort has succeeded and fallen short.
Bio of the Speaker:
Aniket Shah is a scholar and practitioner in the space of sustainable finance, whose career has bridged the public and private sectors.
Aniket Shah is the Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Strategy at Jefferies Group LLC, one of the world’s leading investment banks. In this role, Aniket leads the integration of ESG and sustainability analysis within the global investment bank, across corporate advisory, investment research and sales and trading.
Aniket is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, where he teaches graduate courses on international finance and climate change. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, where he leads the organization's efforts on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment research in the public and private sectors.
Aniket previously worked in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors, including at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where he advised the UN, various member states and international financial institutions on the sustainable finance agenda.
Aniket is a graduate of Yale College and the University of Oxford, where he completed his D Phil in Economic Geography, with a focus on financing sustainable development