Aviva Investors hires impact analyst

Vaidehee Sachdev joins from ShareAction, where she led a number of projects, including the Workforce Disclosure Initiative.

Aviva Investors has hired Vaidehee Sachdev in a new role as impact analyst on its global sustainable outcomes team.

Vaidehee joins from ShareAction, where she led a number of projects, including the Workforce Disclosure Initiative. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading research and engagement campaigns on social issues as well as working with companies ranked in the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark launched in December, and the Social Benchmark due to be launched this year by the World Benchmarking Alliance.

Prior to ShareAction, Vaidehee worked at Global Witness on supply chain and corruption and has several years’ experience within NGO’s and research consultancies focusing on social justice, human rights, labour rights, and environment.

Reporting to head of sustainable outcomes Marte Borhaug, Vaidehee’s work will strengthen Aviva Investor’s sustainable outcomes range.

Borhaug said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Vaidehee – as the social purpose of companies and markets are increasingly under scrutiny, her extensive experience and proven track record in tackling social issues by driving change with companies and investors will make sure Aviva Investors remains at the forefront of responsible investing.”