Geeta Aiyer combines training and over 25 years of experience in finance with passion for the environment and social justice. Under Ms. Aiyer's leadership, Boston Common has built a strong investment record and substantially improved the policies and practices of portfolio companies through Shareowner Engagement.
An activist in her personal life, Ms. Aiyer founded the non-profit Direct Action for Women Now (DAWN) Worldwide, working to end gender-based violence and advance gender equality by strengthening civil society response and engagement. She also engages for peace, climate change adaptation, immigration reform, and chemical safety.
Ms. Aiyer was honored with the Joan Bavaria Award (2015) for Building Sustainability into the Capital Markets and the SRI Service Award (2013), recognizing leadership and innovation in SRI (Sustainable, Responsible, Impact) investing. Boston Common received a Human Rights Award (2013) from the Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) for promoting human rights in the corporate sector and working to create a more just and sustainable world. For four consecutive years, Boston Common was named one of the top 100 women-led firms in Massachusetts (2013-2016).