A firm believer in life long learning, I aim to use my experience in the financial services sector, along with my ongoing studies, to contribute to society. I have a great interest in ESG principles, responsible investing (particularly impact investing) and social issues – especially anything addressing social or financial inequality. I’m also a keen scholar of most sports, and still manage to partake (slowly) in touch footy, swimming, cycling, tennis and yoga.
Nithya Iyer is an independent researcher and consultant with over ten years experience working on various projects across the Australian responsible investment industry. This includes lead and collaborative roles in thematic ESG analysis, RI policy and advocacy, and thought leadership for key financial services organisations including the Australian Council for Superannuation Investors, the Financial Services Council and Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
I am a passionate and experienced financial services professional, committed to working with others to drive a real shift towards a sustainable, ethical and resilient financial system. I am also a husband, father of two children (and a dog!) and enjoy sport, cooking and brewing beer.
Australian lawyer with a background in international human rights, interested in how investors can consider human rights based on international law and, for which, I devised a model in a PhD. I enjoy walking in national parks with my wife, playing tennis and the violin.
Sanaya is an experienced policy advisor and project manager, who has worked across multiple policy areas in politics and consulting. She believes strongly in the power and work of Altiorem because of the potential gains to be made by improving sustainability in business and finance.
Saurabh is an experienced Climate Finance research professional. He is currently working as a Research Analyst at Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), Sydney. He is also enrolled as a PhD student in finance at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Saurabh’s PhD focus is in the area of quantifying climate risk into the pricing of financial assets. Prior to IEEFA, Saurabh has worked with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), JP Morgan, MSCI and Alexandria REIT in India.
Sebastian Vanderzeil is a Director and Investment Strategist at Strabo Rivers and a member of the Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Group. Sebastian has global and long-term experience in scenario analysis, economic and financial modelling, portfolio risk analysis and investment analysis relating to climate, energy, water and technology.
Currently Certification & Training Lead at B Lab Australia and New Zealand and Certification & Verification consultant for companies undertaking B Corp certification. Previously worked for peak bodies in Sustainable Finance in Australia.