Shu Dar Yao

Shu Dar Yao is an responsible investing advisor who teaches financiers about social and climate inequality. She supports venture capital, private equity, and wealth managers that seek market-rate returns, and her scope of work has included designing responsible investing policies and reports, fund structuring, supporting investor relations teams to respond to LP inquiries, and preparing companies for public listing.

At RSF Social Finance Yao served as chairwoman of the Investment Committee and rewrote the firm’s investment policy statement, impact reporting strategy, and restructured the firm’s fund of fund and direct equity portfolios. At Social Finance, she led Capital Formation and Investor Relations. At Citigroup, she structured fixed-income green bonds, microfinance fund investments, and social and cleantech enterprise investments. At the World Bank’s IFC, she developed the $4bn Global Infrastructure Crisis Facility. She started her career as an investment banker at JPMorgan where she worked in M&A, Syndicated Leveraged Finance and Private Equity Sponsors.