Past Event

ESG in Emerging Markets: A Discussion with Leading Women from the...

February 2, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

ESG in Emerging Markets: A Discussion with Leading Women from the Energy Sector

Environmental Stewardship, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance (ESG) have become the new standard of best corporate practices globally. The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program will host a panel of board directors and C-suite executives from different emerging market companies to examine the dual challenges of ESG compliance and energy transition readiness. The panel will discuss how ESG issues compare to the myriad risks that are inherent to operating in emerging markets, the challenges EM companies are facing navigating the energy transition vs. ensuring energy access, profitability and reliability, and the role women corporate leaders play in managing and addressing these challenges.


  • Dr. Luisa Palacios, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA; and former Chairwoman, Citgo Petroleum Corporation


  • Clarissa Lins, Founding Partner, Catavento Consultoria; Board Member, ArcelorMittal and Votorantim Cimentos; and former Board Member, Petrobras
  • Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Board Director, Novatek and Schlumberger; Professor, Skolkovo Moscow School of Management; and Non-Resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
  • Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power; and Founding Chair, ReNew Foundation
  • Ayaan Adam, Senior Director and CEO, AFC Capital, Africa Finance Corporation


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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Center on Global Energy Policy