Valeria Piani

Valeria Piani

Valeria Piani joined UBS in Sustainable Investment Research and Engagement in December 2017.

Valeria is responsible for coordinating and undertaking our strategic engagements with investee companies on a range of ESG issues.

Prior to joining UBS, Valeria was Associate Director at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) where she led the work of the ESG Engagements team. Valeria was responsible for developing and managing a range of collaborative engagements on environmental, social and governance topics.

Her recent publications include a report on “engaging for a low-carbon world” (UBS, 2019), a white paper on “Adding value through active engagement” (UBS, 2018) and a “Practical guide to active ownership in listed equity” (PRI, 2018).

Her research on the effectiveness of shareholders’ collaborative engagement activities with companies on ESG issues has also been published by the Business & Society Journal and Emerald Group Publishing and was selected by the editors as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
Valeria is currently a member of the PRI Academic Network Advisory Committee and the IA Stewardship Reporting Working Group.

Years of experience: 15 SI related: 11
Education: Master of Arts in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of Nottingham Business School (2008); University Degree in International Public Administration and Development at the Luigi Bocconi Business School (2002)