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Leadership Towards Sustainability

March 30 @ 10:00 am UTC-5

Leadership Towards Sustainability

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Time: 10 AM EDT, 5 PM
EAT, 7.30 PM IST

Is Sustainability for Business more about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), or a value-add in the commercial sense, or both?

Join Reshma Shah, an accomplished Board Member and Member of the United Nations Development Program SDG Impact Standards Working Group for Enterprises as she unpacks why organizations need to orient themselves to Sustainability and make it a business imperative as well as a moral one.

Ms. Shah has been working on the Sustainability agenda in multiple regions in Africa for the last decade. During this month of International Women’s Day, she unpacks for us what it means to lead Sustainability initiatives in organizations; How to design, structure, navigate and succeed in such massive initiatives which need the potential restructuring of powerhouses in organizations as well as changes to how we interpret assets, liabilities, and risks on the balance sheets.

She has over twenty years of experience in a broad and rare combination of expertise spanning Business Strategy & Performance, Risk Management, Finance, Tax, and Sustainability. In the last fifteen years, her work has focused on the Extractives and Infrastructure Sector primarily in Africa and the Middle East.

Ms. Shah brings practical experience working in highly complex operating environments, leading and working on areas such as M&A; Government and third-party negotiations; litigation and arbitration; new country entry; risk and performance management; and shared infrastructure projects. She has also managed a number of Above Ground Risk areas such as Corporate and External Affairs, Local Content and Capacity Building, Land Acquisition, Water Resources, Environmental, and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies, Security and Conflict Management, and Shared Prosperity including strategic partnerships.

Her work to date has been at both corporate and operational levels with experience ranging from Board and Senior Leadership to working with communities on the frontline. Some of the corporations she has worked with include KPMG UK, Shell, BP, Tullow Oil Plc as well as some small to mid-cap organizations. She is now the Group Director for Sustainability for Equity Group Holdings Plc and a non-executive board member of Kenya Shipyards Ltd. Reshma also sits on a number of international advisory boards.

Given her experience in embedding Sustainability in commercial businesses, from SMEs to large corporates, Reshma is a regular speaker at regional and international events including IFC Forums, Africa National Capital Alliance (ANCA), Global Association for Risk Professionals (GARP) and United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

This event is hosted by Ruchira Chakravarty who was recently named one of the 100 most influential coaches in India.  She will be conducting a fireside chat with Reshma.  Leaders in Energy is supporting the event as a partner.  Ruchira is based in India and has been helping Leaders in Energy to explore its program in regard to multigenerational leadership.


March 30
10:00 am UTC-5
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