Himani Phadke

Research Director, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

As Research Director, Himani leads SASB’s cross-cutting issues exploration and research efforts. Since joining SASB in 2012, Himani has been managing SASB’s research on sustainability issues and their potential to affect corporate value. Himani has previous experience in financial consulting at LECG, London, and policy development at the UK Treasury. At the Treasury, she developed policy proposals for investment banking reform, with legislation based on these proposals being subsequently adopted by the UK Parliament. At LECG, Himani conducted financial analysis for consulting on business and regulatory issues in areas of valuation, litigation, transfer pricing, and climate change. Himani co-founded a renewable energy social enterprise, REwiRE, focused on scaling up energy access solutions for emerging markets. Himani has an MA in International Policy—Energy and Environment, from Stanford University, an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University (UK) and a BA in Economics and Statistics from Mumbai University (India).

Authored Content

  • Aug 15 2016
    Blog Post Mobilizing Capital Markets to Impact Sustainability Challenges In today’s world, sustainability issues impact the financial success of companies. Take the 2013 Target data breach, which cost the company an estimated $146 million and a 16 percent drop in earnings. Or the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which cost BP $61.6 billion in pre-tax expenses and millions more in tarnished public trust. Sustainability […] Himani Phadke