Shami leads Actis’ approach to sustainability, ESG and impact, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses which are leaders in sustainability, and which deliver measurable benefits to society and planet.
Shami is a member of the Actis Executive Committee and Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Shami is an Advisory Board member of the World Bank/IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management, and is an Advisory Panel Member of the G7 Impact Taskforce (ITC).
With over 20 years’ experience in responsible investment, primarily serving the private equity, banking and development finance sectors, Shami was drawn to Actis by its leadership in sustainable investing, the firm’s diverse culture and the opportunity to focus on global infrastructure markets.
Before joining Actis in 2014, she was a senior consultant at PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team for ten years. Prior to this, Shami led the London business of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, providing sustainability research and analytics to institutional investors and asset managers. Shami has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Central America.
Shami holds an MSc Environmental Technology, with Distinction, from Imperial College London and a BSc Biological Sciences from University of Durham.