Geeta Aiyer, CFA, CIO
President & Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, LLC.,
International Experience: India
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School; MA, BA (Hons), Delhi University, India
Founded Boston Common in 2003
Geeta combines training and over 25 years of experience in finance with passion for the environment and social justice. Under Geeta’s leadership, Boston Common has built a strong investment record and substantially improved the policies and practices of portfolio companies through shareowner engagement. Her prior work experience includes positions at United States Trust Company (Boston), Cambridge Associates, Inc., and in rural development/public administration in India. She has founded Walden Capital Management (1994), as well as a non-profit, Direct Action for Women Now (DAWN) Worldwide.
Geeta was honored with the Joan Bavaria Award (2015) for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets at the CERES conference and the SRI Service Award (2013), recognizing leadership and innovation in SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, Impact) investing at the SRI Conference.
She serves on the UN-supported PRI Association Board and on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club Foundation, Earthworks, and YW Boston. She was formerly on the boards of the Worldwatch Institute, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and Ubuntu at Work, a global non-profit for women. An activist in her personal life, Geeta attended the People’s Climate March in 2014 and the Keystone Pipeline Rally in 2013, and engages for peace, immigration reform, and chemical safety. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and BA (Hons) and MA degrees from Delhi University, India.