Senior ESG ConsultantLocation of employee:
New York, NY
Amritpal Virdee is a member of the ESG Team at Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) as a Senior ESG Consultant. His main responsibilities include identifying ESG material issues and engaging with clients to create compelling ESG Frameworks. Furthermore, he also works with clients to adopt the GRESB, GRI and other ESG initiatives such as the UNSDG Benchmarking.
Amritpal studied at the Universities of Leicester and Southampton in the UK where he received a Bachelors and Masters in Economics. He is currently reading for a PhD in Finance at the University of Birmingham, UK where he seeks to find a causal relationship between ESG initiatives and corporate performance. Furthermore, to enhance his consulting toolkit, Amritpal is studying for an Executive Masters in Project Management at the University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky. His continued education plans include multiple LEED certifications.
In late 2018, Amritpal worked as an Economist in London where he advised clients on the impact of macroeconomic trends on their financial portfolios and educated companies on how to integrate ESG into their corporate decision making processes. Following this, in December 2020, Amritpal moved to New York and started a position with the United Nations conducting policy research on sustainable finance initiatives around the world. This role culminated in a position personally assisting UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris to produce research on how to increase sustainable development funding in the World’s Least Developed Countries. Seeking to take his ESG and sustainability policy expertise to private industry and specifically the commercial real estate sector, Amritpal joined SIG in February 2022.
Amritpal is an avid sailor and as a member of Manhattan Yacht Club regularly spends summer weekends up and down the North East coast. When taking time off, Amritpal enjoys traveling to national parks, hiking and exploring new places.