Currently Financial Sector Engagement Manager at Minderoo Foundation – Walk Free in partnership with Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST), and Corporate Sustainability Measurement and Reporting Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Previously worked for peak bodies in Sustainable Finance in Australia.
Shalini is Financial Sector Engagement Manager at Minderoo Foundation – Walk Free, in partnership with the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) where she works to promote implementation of the FAST Blueprint among financial sector actors in Asia-Pacific. She was previously part of the Global Standards Review Team that assesses companies for B Corp certification at B Lab. She has lectured and coordinated corporate sustainability measurement and reporting within the Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University over the past four years. Shalini’s background is in sustainable finance, having held positions at the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, AMP Capital Investors, and the Sustainable Investments Research Institute. From 2015 to 2017, she represented institutional investor interests on the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department Working Group on Human Trafficking and Slavery in Supply Chains, which provided early policy guidance for corporate reporting prior to the tabling of Australia’s modern slavery legislation. Shalini has developed a keen interest in the scaling of technological solutions for tracking corporate sustainability impacts, and serves as a Director of Australia/New Zealand based not-for-profit, Just Peoples, a platform that connects global supporters to local poverty alleviation projects across Africa and Asia.