Senior Director, Corporate Program
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Veena Ramani is a Senior Director in Ceres’ Corporate Programs. Since July 2006, she has managed the relationships with a portfolio of Ceres companies, and currently leads the program’s work with the financial services sector. As a part of this, Veena works with companies on a variety of sustainability strategy, performance and disclosure issues including policy and program development, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement processes etc. Veena also leads Ceres’ work on governance for sustainability and disclosure.
Prior to Ceres, Veena worked as a Management Consultant with CDM, an environmental consulting firm and focused on providing a variety of sustainability services to clients in the public and private sectors. Prior to that, she spent three years with Integrative Strategies Forum, a Washington DC based NGO, working on developing national and international policy solutions on sustainable development, building consensus and coalitions among civil society groups on these issues and lobbying government representatives. Veena has also practiced law in India.
Veena has an LL.M (Masters in Law) degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. LL. B (Hons) degree from National Law School from India University, Bangalore.
Recent Blog Posts
Last month, the country’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees Retirement System, updated its Global Governance Principles, which drive its efforts on corporate engagements, proxy voting and investment decision making. The principles now state that board members of companies that CalPERS owns should have “expertise and experience in climate change risk management strategies.” This move is hugely important.