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Piya Baptista

Piya Baptista

Associate Director, San Francisco
Areas of Expertise
I work with companies on sustainability strategy, reporting, and social impact. I support companies at all stages in the journey—from early to mature—to design or enhance strategy, embed it within the business, and communicate impact.
My experience spans health care, food and agriculture, technology, financial services and general manufacturing.

Background:
I have 20 years of experience with business, development finance institutions, and non-profits. Prior to joining Corporate Citizenship, I worked with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to advance sustainability reporting in North America. I have also worked in advisory services with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. At IFC, I supported clients with “Inclusive Business Solutions,” which integrate low-income populations into value chains as suppliers, employees, distributors, retailers, and customers using commercially-viable methods to drive economic and social impact. As a Research Fellow for the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, I authored publications on corporate sustainability programs.
I hold an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics from St. Xavier’s College in India.

Client and Project Experience:
I have consulting experience with Unilever Limited, The Coca-Cola Company, Cargill, the De Beers Group, SAB Miller (AB InBev), Rio Tinto, and several leading companies in emerging markets. Other clients and partners include the World Economic Forum, the Mastercard Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USAID and the United Nations.

Person I most admire:
I am inspired by Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres, for her dedication to get investors and companies to focus on climate change.