Michelle de Cordova

Michelle de Cordova

Principal

ESG Global Advisors Inc.

Biography

As a Principal at ESG Global Advisors, Michelle works to bridge the gap between companies and investors on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors: assisting companies and boards of directors to develop ESG strategies that generate long-term value and respond to emerging capital markets expectations, and assisting investors to integrate ESG to their investment processes. Prior to joining ESG Global, she was Director of Corporate Engagement at NEI Investments, leading the firm’s program of dialogue with portfolio companies, engaged proxy voting, and public policy work on corporate regulations and standards. Before moving to Canada, she worked as a staff member and consultant for environment and social development non-profits in Europe, Asia, and Africa, including Oxfam and WWF, and earlier she served in the U.K. Diplomatic Service. She holds a Master of Science degree in the management of integrated conservation and social development. Michelle is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance Environmental and Social Committee and the BC Securities Commission Corporate Finance Stakeholder Forum. She is a 2020 Clean50 Honouree for leadership in clean finance.