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.
Shalini is Certification & Training Lead at B Lab Australia and New Zealand as well as a Certification & Verification consultant that assesses companies going for B Corp certification. She was previously Financial Sector Engagement Manager at Minderoo Foundation – Walk Free, in partnership with the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) where she worked to promote implementation of the FAST Blueprint among financial sector actors in Asia-Pacific. She has lectured and coordinated corporate sustainability measurement and reporting within the Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University over the past 5 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.