Deutsche Bank has appointed Kalpana Seethepalli to its Asia Pacific ESG team. This hire follows the appointment of Kamran Khan as Head of ESG for Asia Pacific in May of this year. In a newly created role, Kalpana will lead the team’s work on results frameworks, measurement, monitoring, and sustainable finance taxonomies for ESG transactions.
Kalpana joins Deutsche Bank from Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where she was Managing Director, Sustainability & Impact.
Previously she worked at the World Bank Group where she focused on sustainable development and investment policy, blended finance, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). She is an expert in design, measurement, and reporting frameworks to achieve positive ESG impact through commercially viable investments.
“It is abundantly clear that in Asia Pacific ESG impact is becoming increasingly central to business and investment decisions, and rightly so”, said Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific CEO Alexander von zur Muehlen. “Client demand for proven ESG expertise from their banking partners is rapidly rising. At Deutsche Bank, we are intensely focused on building out our ESG competence and embedding it throughout all of our businesses and service offerings as a key element of our growth strategy for the region.”
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