Geeta Aiyer

Board of Directors, Chair

Geeta Aiyer has had a long career in sustainable investing.  She is President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management. Geeta has founded two previous companies, Walden Capital Management and East India Spice, and is Board Chair and Co-founder of Direct Action for Women Now (DAWN) Worldwide.

Geeta was honored with the Joan Bavaria Award (2015), India New England’s Woman of the Year award (2014), the SRI Service Award (2013), and the Women’s Venture Fund’s Highest Leaf Award (2010). Boston Common received a Human Rights Award (2013) from the Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) and was named one of the top 100 women-led firms in Massachusetts (2013, 2014).

Geeta was elected to the Board of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club Foundation, Earthworks, YW Boston.  She is an advisor to the New England Foundation for the Arts and Ubuntu-at-work, a global non-profit for women. An activist in her personal life, Geeta attended the Keystone Pipeline Rally in 2013, the People’s Climate March in 2014, and engages for peace, immigration reform, and chemical safety. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and BA (Hons) and MA degrees from Delhi University, India.