Mariela M. Vargova, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President with the ESG Investing Team at Rockefeller Capital Management. She focuses on the integration of environmental, social and governance factors in the investment process, and is responsible for corporate engagement strategies and external industry collaborations. Ms. Vargova is Chair of Rockefeller’s PRI Investing Committee, which supports the firm’s responsible investing activities in asset management. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2005, Ms. Vargova had an extensive academic experience in the social sciences. Currently, Ms. Vargova sits on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and on the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Investor Engagements Advisory Committee. She is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Ms. Vargova holds an M.A. in Political Science from Sofia University, Bulgaria, and an M.A and a Ph.D in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, New School University, New York.