Sonya Likhtman focusses primarily on engagements across Asia and emerging markets. Her thematic expertise includes climate change, biodiversity and board effectiveness. Previously, Sonya worked as a sustainability consultant in London and Barcelona. Her experience spans the design and implementation of corporate sustainability strategies, carbon data management and compliance with environmental legislation in the UK and EU. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and was a Herchel Smith Scholar at Harvard University, where she worked on the ethics of climate change and related public policy matters. Sonya speaks fluent English and Russian.
As many of the risks associated with the decline of nature are concentrated in the agricultural supply chain, it is imperative that companies develop a comprehensive understanding of how biodiversity underpins their business model.
In this series, we will explore the links between infectious diseases, environmental issues and social sustainability, alongside the role of investors and companies. In part one, Sonya Likhtman looks at how the destruction of ecosystems can increase the risk of pandemics.