Richa Agarwal 

Senior ESG Analyst 

Richa Agarwal works as a Senior ESG Analyst with Summit Strategy Group and works at the convergence of sustainable finance, strategy, science-based research & communication. She graduated with Masters in Environment Sustainability from University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she initiated one of its kind Climate Fellowship as the co-chair and founding member of Climate Leaders at Penn, a growing graduate group to promote climate education amongst graduate peers. She completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi.


Richa is an enthusiastic climate and sustainability professional who before joining Penn as a graduate student, she worked on sustainable waste management and circular economy with India's top environmental think-tank called the Centre for Science and Environment for nearly three years. Richa also worked with an institutional investor firm called Artisan Partners, where she supported their Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund Team with Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) integration, due-diligence, and sustainability communication. She is also very interested in strategic public-private partnership systems, and in creating metrics and tools to ensure long-term resource-efficiency and sustainability globally. 

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