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AKANKSHA SHARMA

Global ESG Head

Passionate for an ‘inclusive and sustainable world’, Akanksha leads the company’s ESG Practice for creating ‘exponential impact’. She comes with over one and a half decades of eclectic experience in leadership roles cutting across sectors and geographies with organizations such as UNICEF, Vedanta and Jubilant. At STL, she leads the continuum of Sustainability, Climate Action, Tech driven Social Impact, and Sustainable Finance integrating them into the business strategy, value chain, investor relations and customer synergies. Leveraging her multisectoral experience, she identifies opportunities, helps mitigate risks for sustained business bottom line and facilitates improved ESG ratings. Her work has been recognized with accolades like ‘Most Impactful ESG Leaders Globally’, ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Leaders’, ‘Young CSR Leader’, ‘Influential Sustainability Leaders’, among others. She has done her Master’s in Sustainable Development from the University of Sussex; MBA from IBS, India and an advanced programme on ESG from Harvard Business School.