Vaishali Nigam Sinha is the Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer at ReNew Power, which is India’s largest renewable energy IPP (Independent Power Producer). Under the ambit of ReNew India Initiative (RII), Vaishali drives the company’s engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.
Vaishali is deeply engaged with industry bodies, think tanks and educational institutions. She is a member of the Governing Council of the UN Global Compact Network, India (GCNI) and Chairperson of their Gender Committee; Chairperson – South Asian Women In Energy (SAWIE) – a body set up under USISPF to promote diversity and gender equity in energy sector; Co – Chair of CII Indian Women Network and Woman Empowerment Committee; Member of the Steering Committee of CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Program; Chairs the CII Northern Region Committee on CSR and Affirmative Action and is on the Advisory Council of the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. Vaishali is on the Columbia Global Centre’s Mumbai Advisory Board and a member of the Governing Council of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Vaishali has completed the Owners and Presidents Management Program from Harvard Business School and has a Masters’ in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she was an American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholar. After a decade on Wall Street and then London as an investment banker, she returned to India, where after several years in banking, she is now a social entrepreneur.