Kimberly Gladman, CFA, Ph.D. began her career in sustainable finance at Domini Social Investments in 2002, serving first as a shareholder advocate and then as co-leader of a team researching the social, environmental, and governance (ESG) practices of more than 2,400 global corporations. From 2008 through 2013, she served as Director of Research and Ratings for governance research firm The Corporate Library and its successor, GMI Ratings (now part of MSCI), where she expanded the firm’s thought leadership on compensation, board diversity, and director qualifications. She then became the first employee at JUST Capital, a sustainability-oriented nonprofit founded by hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra. She guided the board in the visioning process for the organization, participated in the recruitment of its leadership team, and co-led the development of its pioneering research into US public opinion about corporate behavior. In 2017-2018, she served as Research Director at the 50/50 Climate Project (now the Climate Majority Project), a nonprofit founded to assist climate-aware institutional investors in reforming the boards of investee companies in carbon-intensive companies.
As a volunteer, she has served on research and investment-related committees for the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US-SIF), and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. She has been a frequent presenter and writer on sustainable finance topics, including through contributions to Responsible Investor magazine. She is also the author of two poetry collections: Tesseract (Finishing Line Press, 2016), which the physicist Freeman Dyson called “too short,” and Materfamilias (Tandeta Books, 2018), which Arianna Huffington called “a brave, thought-provoking, moving collection.”