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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Brishni Mukhopadhyay, CFA is the ESG Product Specialist and Co-Chair of the ESG Strategic Steering Committee for Western Asset Management, which is a Specialist Investment Manager of Franklin Resources, Inc, the holding company for Franklin Templeton Investments and its subsidiaries. His experience spans integrating ESG considerations into investment decisions, pitching and communicating with clients, client ESG mandate design and thought leadership.


Brishni has over a decade of experience within Asset Management and Investment Banking having worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Lazard Asset Management and J.P. Morgan Investment Bank. Alongside his work at CISL, Brishni also currently serves as the Chair of CFA Institute’s ESG Advisory Panel, having previously served as the Vice-Chair of the working group with CFA UK since inception in 2017. Brishni also serves CFA UK’s Impact Investment and Climate Change Investment working groups, within the Impact Investing Institute and as Co-Chair of the Carbon Transition Initative within the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. Brishni holds a M.S. in Operations Research (Finance) from Columbia University, M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and is a CFA® charterholder.

ESG Product Specialist and ESG Strategic Steering Committee Co-Chair, Western Asset Management