Vaishali Nigam Sinha is the Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer at ReNew Power, which is India’s largest renewable energy IPP (Independent Power Producer). Under the ambit of ReNew India Initiative (RII), Vaishali drives the company’s engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.
A strong advocate of equal participation of women in economic activities, Vaishali is also passionate about Climate Change, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She has been a speaker at international forums like the California Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit, Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Global Compact Network. She is a President’s invitee to Columbia World Projects – a high-level forum at Columbia University created to tackle major global challenges. She also serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Wellesley College.
Vaishali is deeply engaged with industry bodies, think tanks and educational institutions. She is a member of the Governing Council of the UN Global Compact Network, India (GCNI) and Chairperson of their Gender Committee; Chairperson – South Asian Women In Energy (SAWIE) – a body set up under USISPF to promote diversity and gender equity in energy sector; Chair of CII Indian Women Network and Woman Empowerment Committee; Member of the Steering Committee of CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Program; Chairs the CII Northern Region Committee on CSR and Affirmative Action and is on the Advisory Council of the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. Vaishali is on the Columbia Global Centre’s Mumbai Advisory Board and a member of the Governing Council of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Vaishali was felicitated for her outstanding contribution towards woman empowerment by CSR Journal in July 2019 and also recognized as being amongst India’s Top 25 Impactful CSR Leaders by the India CSR Network in April 2019. CEO Today magazine has conferred the Business Woman of the Year Award 2019 on her for her achievements and leadership of women in business. She was a winner of the CSR Leadership Award 2015 at the National Awards for Excellence in CSR and Sustainability. She was also a National Finalist at the NITI Aayog Women Transforming India Awards 2018, amongst top 2% women from across India.
Vaishali has completed the Owners and Presidents Management Program from Harvard Business School and has a Masters’ in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she was an American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholar. After a decade on Wall Street and then London as an investment banker, she returned to India, where after several years in banking, she is now a social entrepreneur.
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Spaces are limited and you are encouraged to log in early for this session. The diversity of markets and political landscapes within Asia-Pacific bring interesting dilemmas and unprecedented opportunities for regulators to finance the SDGs. Markets across Asia Pacific are…Read More