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Riddhima Yadav  

Climate Strategist & Sustainability Business Leader

Riddhima Yadav is a leader in sustainability and climate strategy with tri-sector experience in the public, private, and NGO sectors. She has been part of the Sustainable Investing Group at Goldman Sachs prior to which she was a founding team member of the Sustainable Finance Group in the Executive Office partnering with Goldman Sachs’ global businesses to deliver sustainability-related solutions for clients and stakeholders and designing group-level strategy on climate transition.

Yadav has advised hundreds of corporations, asset managers, and asset owners globally on climate finance, ESG, and sustainability. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she was named inaugural climate fellow for Secretary John Kerry and worked for the United Nations on trade and climate policy.

Yadav contributes on policy as the inaugural Non-Resident Energy and Environment Fellow at The Aspen Institute and Board Director at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Her work has been profiled by The Guardian, The Economist, UN Women, and GreenBiz, and was named Most Inspiring Women in Climate by The Climate Group. She holds a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and sits on the board of the We Are Family Foundation.

Speech Topics

Business: Sustainability Leadership

Public-Private Partnerships

Climate Finance

Climate Change

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