Namita Vikas is a senior business leader with 29 years of diverse global experience in Banking, Technology & FMCG, with particular focus on Sustainable Finance, Climate Action, Design Thinking & Innovation, ESG Risk Management, Public Policy & Corporate Citizenship.
Namita was ranked one of the “Leading Women in Business Sustainability” by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and was globally recognized as the “Sustainability Leader of the Year” by Ethical Corporation, UK in 2017. In 2018, she was named one of “Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen” by CSRWorks International. In 2019, she was featured in the list of “India’s Top 100 Women in Finance” by the Association of International Wealth Management of India.
Her well-rounded global experience spans specializations in climate strategy, responsible & green banking, triple bottom line accounting, and large scale sustainable development projects. She has a strong track record of leadership development and institution building aimed at deepening the understanding of green banking, and mainstreaming sustainability across verticals.
A certified independent director and a prominent speaker at influential national and international platforms such as the UN General Assembly and G20 amongst others, Namita holds a number of key positions. She has been elected as the Chairperson of the UN Natural Capital Finance Alliance and is a part of the Global Steering Committee of the UN Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). She is also a Steering Group Member of the UNEP FI Positive Impact Initiative, and a Corporate Advisory Group Member of We Mean Business – a global nonprofit coalition working towards climate action. Namita serves on the board of YES FOUNDATION and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Black Jaguar Foundation – Green Capital Study. She is also an active member of key councils & committees of industrial bodies in India such as BIS, CII, FICCI, IMC and BCCI.
Namita has served in management positions with Marico, Microsoft Corporation and CII and been on the jury of several national and international awards.
Namita is an alumna of the THNK School of Creative Leadership, the Netherlands, Columbia Business School, Svenska Institutet, Sweden, and Mumbai University.