Bonnie Saynay is Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research & Data Strategy at ISS ESG. Based in New York City, she leads the global team for ESG's Research & Data Strategy including a team of over 190+ ESG analysts in nine global locations including North America, EMEA, and Asia PAC. ESG research includes Norms Based Research, Corporate Ratings, Screening and Controversies, Data Strategy, Methodology, Thought Leadership and Stewardship/Engagement.
She is a responsible investment industry veteran. Prior to ISS, she was Global Head of Responsible Investment at Invesco Ltd. where she built the firm’s grassroots and industry recognized ESG stewardship strategy and platform across the globe. Over a nearly two decade career at the firm, Bonnie advised global asset owners and regulators across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America on the firm’s ESG platform, and remains a frequent speaker and participant at responsible and sustainable investment forums, including those hosted by the OECD, PRI, and the Investment Company Institute. An advocate of diversity and inclusion, Bonnie was chosen to participate in the Cartier Women’s initiative dedicated to encouraging and supporting businesses led by women entrepreneurs. She is an advisory board member for the Dutch-based Rights and Responsibilities of Institutional Investors and the Nature Conservancy’s Houston chapter.
Bonnie holds a BA degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a MA degree in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.