Director, Investment Research
Charanjit Singh joined Acuity Knowledge Partners in October 2019 as the Head of ESG Research. He has more than 20 years of experience in Investment Research & Advisory, with a focus on ESG, Climate Change, and Clean Energy. Previously, he was a Senior ESG strategist with HSBC and the Co-Head of their India Onshore Research Centre. During his tenure of more than 11 years at the bank, Charanjit was instrumental in building and leading three sector teams for the bank’s global research business in India. Charanjit had been rated as one of the top five analysts in India/Asia in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll during 2012-15 for his sector coverage. He has been voted in the Extel Survey during 2010-14 and in 2017 for Climate Change and SRI Research. A research report co-authored by Charanjit received the first-runner up prize at the FARSIGHT Awards from London Accord in 2012. Prominent publications, including WSJ, Fortune India, FT and Financial Express, have quoted some of his research works. Charanjit has also worked with CRISIL (an S&P subsidiary), in addition to a leading energy company and a steel major. He has also been a consultant on assignments funded by DFID, CIDA, and the World Bank. An Engineering graduate, Charanjit also holds a Masters in Business Administration. He is a recipient of the Chevening Fellowship and has studied Financing and Investments in Low-Carbon Economy at the University of Edinburgh.