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Nidhi Chadda      

ESG Investor & Advisor; Founder & CEO of Enzo Advisors

Nidhi Chadda is a generalist growth investor and advisor across public and private markets. She is the CEO of Enzo Advisors, a female and minority-led sustainability consulting practice she founded that focuses on helping companies build best-in-class sustainable business models and works closely with institutional investors to integrate ESG policies and frameworks across their investment processes. Enzo Advisors is at the nexus of finance, strategy and technology, taking a holistic qualitative and quantitative approach advising corporate and investor clients on how to integrate sustainability initiatives to mitigate risk and unlock value creation.

Chadda was also a finalist for the Next Generation Leader Award through the Women in Asset Management Award series for her launch of Enzo Advisors. Enzo Advisors was named one of the 30 Best Companies to Watch by Global Business Leaders Magazine, and Chadda was recently named one of the Inspiring Women Leaders of 2022 by Aspioneer Magazine. She is also the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award at the MORE (Money and Real Estate) 2.0 Conference.

Prior to launching Enzo Advisors, Chadda was a portfolio manager at RBC Global Asset Management where she spearheaded the initiative to drive ESG integration across investment processes for her team managing $3 billion in assets under management in aggregate across 3 funds. Chadda also serves on several advisory boards and investment committees at angel associations and venture funds. She is on the Investment Advisory Council for the Alumni Ventures Group and is an Executive Committee Member of iPRISM, an early-stage technology commercialization fund sponsored by Mt. Sinai Health System focused on women and under-represented minorities supporting patient-centric healthcare innovation. Chadda has hosted numerous webinars related to ESG - related topics and has been featured across a number of media engagements including CNBC, the Women in Asset Management Summit, ESG Clarity magazine, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), ESG Today, and Venture Capital Journal. Chadda is also an instructor for the Southern Gas Association where she teaches courses on ESG / sustainability, decarbonization and the pathway to net zero, emerging climate technologies, climate risk modeling, and environmental justice.

Chadda has 20+ years of experience as an investment banker, strategic consultant, and investor. She earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Chadda is also a Board member for the Harvard Women’s Association where she spearheaded the quarterly ESG roundtable series where she interviews prominent investors and industry professionals in the space. She is also on the Board of KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), a non-profit organization focused on providing recreational activities to children with disabilities.

Speech Topics

What is the Outlook for ESG in 2024?

2023 was a controversial year for the acronym "ESG." What is in store for 2024? What are sustainability professionals focused on for their respective corporations and investment firms? How is sustainability getting incorporated into operations today? What headwinds are we facing? What do the new regulations mean? This session will focus on the key opportunities and challenges that present themselves for those looking to build, launch, and improve sustainability practices in their respective organizations.

Linking Decarbonization to Value Creation - how does Decarbonization Drive Value?

Linking the "so-what" of climate science and factors to the bottom line. Why decarbonization matters to drive long-term value creation, improve revenue, drive down costs, and improve cost of capital. In this session, Nidhi will walk through a decarbonization framework and how to think about value levers associated with each pathway.

Building an ESG Roadmap: Best Practices to Launch a Sustainability Program and Avoid Greenwashing

Key Trends across ESG / Sustainability in the Private Markets

Why DEI Matters to the Bottom Line: Creating Value with Social Initiatives

ESG / Sustainable Investing in Public and Private Markets

Chadda has been a moderator and panelist for a number of ESG / sustainability-focused sessions targeting both public and private investors, as well as family offices, endowments and pension funds. She has presented on the following topics: a) ESG in Private Markets; b) ESG in Due Diligence and M&A; c) Integrating ESG / Sustainability into Your Portfolio amongst others, and has been featured on CNBC and interviewed for Barron's Magazine.

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Decarbonization and Pathway to Net Zero

Chadda has presented at a number of conferences, webinars and podcasts around decarbonization and the pathway to net zero. Nidhi is also an instructor for the Southern Gas Association where she teaches courses on ESG / sustainability, decarbonization and the pathway to net zero, emerging climate technologies, climate risk modeling, and environmental justice.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Chadda is a mentor to the current cohort of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), an early - stage fund and technology accelerator based in New York City; XRC Labs, a leading retail technology / consumer - focused accelerator; NY Fashion Tech Lab, a platform co-founded by Springboard Enterprises and major fashion retailers to support women-led companies that have developed innovation at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology. Chadda has presented as a keynote speaker on a number of diversity-focused topics, most recently at the 1Sustainability Conference where she discussed "Deciphering the Value of S in ESG."

Environmental & Social Governance

Chadda is the founder of Enzo Advisors, a company that builds build best-in-class business models to grow sustainably over the long-term and works with institutional investors (e.g., private equity firm; asset managers; and venture capital firms) to codify ESG processes and frameworks within their investment and diligence processes, as well as across their portfolio companies.

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