Sonal Mahida, Head of North America, Networks & Global Outreach
Sonal joined the PRI in February 2014 with over 10 years of experience in responsible investment. During her career she has worked on ESG from institutional investor, non-profit, and corporate issuer perspectives. Her experience includes shareholder engagement, developing proxy voting guidelines, proxy voting analysis, ESG integration, and leading a corporate transparency initiative in the US.
Prior to PRI, Sonal was part of the corporate sustainability reporting team at Hess, a U.S. oil and gas company. As Vice President of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), she managed the organization’s U.S. operations. Before joining CDP in 2008, Sonal was a Senior Governance Analyst at TIAA-CREF, where she led ESG dialogues and engagements with portfolio companies, and undertook internal proxy voting analysis. She holds an M.B.A. from Boston University's School of Management and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.