Hardik Shah, GMO

Hardik Shah

ESG Practice Lead

Hardik leads the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice at GMO and is responsible for building GMO’s ESG capability across investment product areas.

Prior to joining GMO in 2017, he led a global team of analysts focused on ESG ratings at Sustainalytics. Previously, he was an ESG Ratings associate at MSCI and, as a senior climate change consultant with Ernst & Young, has helped register a wide variety of projects under the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol.

Hardik regularly speaks at events across Asia on topics such as the business case for ESG integration. In 2015 and 2016, he was voted #1 research firm analyst who understands the challenges & opportunities facing companies in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment survey.

He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from University of Mumbai and holds a post-graduate diploma in management (Finance) from We School. Hardik holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential issued by SASB and also the CFA charter.

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