Credentials: BCom, ACA
Committees: Investment; Audit, risk and compliance
Zarmeen brings to the firm over 25 years' experience in the funds management, impact investing and international development sectors. She is a Partner at SDGx - a technology venture capital and advisory group, focused on solutions that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She also is currently the Senior Advisor to the Global Impact Investing Network and runs her own impact and sustainable investing advisory consultancy – Sustainable Contracting Services. Zarmeen is an Australian chartered accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce (sub-major Law) degree from Western Sydney University.
- Advisory Board, Bio Capital Life Sciences Fund (Life Sciences)
- Advisory Board, Sunmoyo Pty Ltd (Renewable Energy – Africa)
- Managing Director, Sustainable Contracting Services
- Member, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Women in Banking and Finance Association
Ethical investing is an avenue to integrate and align our values with our investment decisions, enabling us to achieve returns whilst delivering social and environmental good. It provides us all an opportunity to apply, leverage and utilise the 'system of finance' to create a positive impact on people and planet. After 20 years in the field of finance and searching for the bigger purpose, the final "ah-ha" moment came for me when I moved into the arena of ethical investing, sustainable investing and impact investing.
It was the missing piece of the puzzle in terms of matching my work with my personal values for the maximum impact. Ethical investing allows me to authentically claim that I am walking my talk and gives me an opportunity to leave the world in a better place than when I first arrived on this planet.