Geeta Aiyer combines over 30 years of experience in finance, with passion for environmental and social justice. She is Founder, President and Portfolio Manager at Boston Common Asset Management. The firm is a “Best for the World” honoree within the global B Corp community.
Geeta serves on the Board and Investment Committee of NRDC. She is also on the board of the Better Future Project in Massachusetts, and co-founder of DAWN Worldwide, an NGO working to end gender-based violence. Geeta has previously served on the boards of the Sierra Club Foundation, and YW Boston. From 2015-2017, she served on the Board of UN PRI.
In 2016, Geeta was honored by Investment News, as an Innovator whose new ideas and tools have propelled the industry forward. The 2017 UN Global Compact Report on Business Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) featured Geeta as a leader in the financial sector. Geeta is the recipient of the Joan Bavaria Award at the CERES conference in 2015 for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets and the SRI Service Award (2013), recognizing leadership and innovation in SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, Impact) investing.
Before Boston Common, Geeta was President of Walden Asset Management, and has worked at US Trust Company (Boston) and Cambridge Associates. She has founded two prior companies: Walden Capital Management (1994), and East India Spice Co. (makers of Instant India curry pastes). Geeta received her MBA from Harvard Business School; BA (Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Delhi, India. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.