Areas of Interest: Green industrial policy, evolution of investment management in an era of unprecedented macro shifts.
Sharadiya leads Blue Dot’s strategy, partnerships, and industry engagement and advises CEOs, CIOs, Heads of ESG, and family office principals. She is also the lead champion of Blue Dot’s “commitment-to-constant-learning” policy.
Before founding Blue Dot Capital, Sharadiya led the ESG advisory efforts at Good Capital Project/17 Asset Management and led the development of educational and thought leadership resources like Total Impact Portfolio Challenge.
Previously, Sharadiya spent 10+ years in corporate banking and asset management
Education: Master’s in Economic Policy from Columbia University, MBA from Indian School of Business, B.Sc. (Hons) in mathematics, SASB FSA credential.
Diane Damskey has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry across multiple disciplines, with particular expertise in sustainable and impact investing.
Diane provides strategic advice on the development and execution of sustainable and impact investing capabilities across asset classes. She has extensive experience advising global asset managers and asset owners on their sustainable and impact management systems and processes and collaborates on annual reporting and disclosures. She also consults with corporations on their sustainability practices and impact investing capabilities.
Diane was a senior member of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) team that developed the Operating Principles for Impact Management (Impact Principles), the global standard for impact investors. After the launch in April 2019, she established and headed the Secretariat of the Impact Principles, leading the engagement with asset managers, asset owners, wealth managers, family offices and foundations. She has been responsible for the promotion and growth in the number of impact investors adopting this standard. Diane has headed the Secretariat of the Impact Principles at both IFC and the current host, the Global Impact Investing Network (the GIIN).
Prior to her work with IFC, Diane was an Adviser to the Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank Group, where she led initiatives to promote private sector investment in emerging markets. She joined the World Bank following more than 25 years’ experience with private sector financial institutions. She managed banking relationships with institutions in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, collaborated on debt management programs and external debt restructurings. Diane has held several senior roles with institutional and private client investment managers, including JPMorgan, UBS International Private Bank, Credit Suisse Asset Management and Northern Trust.
Education: Diane holds a B.S. in Foreign Service, cum laude, from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a CFA charterholder.
Blue Dot Subject Matter Expert (SME) Council is composed of senior advisors who provide supplemental functional and topic expertise to our clients.
Areas of Interest: Decarbonizing real economy sectors, energy management, and leveraging “E” for value creation.
Dhruti advises clients on decarbonization and leads Blue Dot’s real estate ESG advisory.
Before joining Blue Dot Capital, Dhruti spent 10 years in energy management and sustainability reporting at various firms. Most recently, Dhruti was the Energy Manager at Brookfield Properties where she played a key role in establishing portfolio-wide decarbonization framework to feed into BAM’s Net Zero commitment. She also helped develop Brookfield Properties’ strategy for integrating climate-related risks to set the stage for TCFD reporting. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Dhruti worked within the energy and utilities sector specifically with power generators developing a renewable energy portfolio.
40 Under 40 Midwest Energy News, 2017.
Education: MSc in Energy Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago, BSc in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Areas of Interest: Governance of ESG, shareholder engagement on ESG, ESG as a risk mitigation tool and value creation driver in private equity.
Jelmer advises clients on ESG program development and works on ESG research and reporting projects with a primary focus on private markets.
Prior to Blue Dot Capital, Jelmer was a Senior Associate at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and executing ESG and labor-aligned proxy voting guidelines. In addition, Jelmer played a key role in the integration of ESG considerations into proxy voting products. Examples include the creation of a climate-focused voting product based on holistic evaluation of company climate disclosure and performance; as well as the integration of actionable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) content into research products. Previously Jelmer was cofounder of a Netherlands-based startup focused on reducing environmental risks in coffee supply chains.
Education: Master’s in Environmental Biology and Bachelor’s in Biology from Utrecht University.
Areas of Interest: ESG in public markets, impact investing, and the evolving ESG regulatory landscape.
Bhavana works on ESG integration and reporting client projects.
Before joining Blue Dot Capital, Bhavana was an Impact Investing Associate at Netherlands-based Phenix Capital where she worked with leading asset owners and managers on a wide variety of ESG and impact investing research projects including impact strategy development, impact measurement and reporting, and scoping of the impact investment universe across asset classes and geographies.
Previously, Bhavana worked as a System Engineer at Infosys.
Education: MScBA Masters in Management from Rotterdam School of Management, B.Tech (Civil Engineering) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, SASB FSA credential.
Areas of Interest: Physical climate risk, corporate ESG program development and implementation.
Grace works on ESG research and reporting projects.
Prior to Blue Dot Capital, Grace worked at a leading environmental consulting firm where she advised companies across a range of environmental initiatives and projects. She was also a key member of the firm’s newly launched ESG practice.
Grace started out her career as a geologist.
Education: MBA from Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Bachelor of Arts, Geology and Spanish from University of Rochester.
Kathleen advises our private markets clients on portfolio and asset-level operational sustainability strategy and initiatives.
Kathleen has engineering, real estate, and sustainability management experience across multiple industries such as commercial real estate, semiconductor manufacturing, and education. Kathleen joins Blue Dot from Entegris where she was a Global Sustainability Program Manager responsible for managing global sustainability strategy and disclosure, and leading facilities teams to execute energy and water reduction projects. Prior to Entegris, Kathleen worked as a Senior Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute where she provided technical guidance to DOE funded HVAC and mechanical systems companies and energy and renewables analysis for real estate projects.
Education: MSc in Sustainable Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s in Physics from Cornell College.
Sabrina works with clients on ESG program management.
Prior to Blue Dot, Sabrina was the Associate Director of Research and Special Projects at GPCA, a leading independent membership organization representing private capital investors who manage more than $2 trillion in assets across Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East, managing the team producing private capital data and analysis. Sabrina’s research focused on tech and innovation, impact investing, ESG, and climate. Sabrina’s reports on sector and strategy trends have been covered by publications such as Financial Times and Private Equity International.
Education: Master of Science and Master of Arts from Columbia University and London School of Economics and Political Science, BA from Georgetown University.
Areas of Interest: Climate change, carbon accounting, human rights, and labor standards.
Sheridan works on ESG research and reporting projects. Sheridan has worked with investment management and corporate clients on their ESG program development, reporting, and communications.
Before joining Blue Dot Capital, Sheridan was responsible for environmental and energy policy research at NuStar Energy.
Education: MS, Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, BS, Environmental Science from University of Texas at San Antonio.