Helena Viñes Fiestas

Member of the Expert Review Committee for the 2016 Access to Medicine Index

Helena Viñes Fiestas was a member of the Expert Review Committee for the 2016 Access to Medicine Index. She is Head of Sustainability Research (SRI/ESG) at BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP). She has over ten years’ experience of working in responsible business and sustainable investment, and specialist knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. At BNPP IP, Helena oversees the sustainability footprint of the BNPP IP’s investments, leads company engagement on ESG issues, and develops relevant investment, engagement and coordinating policies.

Helena also represents BNPP IP in a series of networks and initiatives, such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. During her career, Helena has worked in a variety of organizations, including investment firms, companies and stakeholder organizations based in both developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining BNPP IP, Helena led Oxfam’s advocacy and engagement work with institutional investors and on private financing for development. She began her career as an SRI analyst, after graduating with an MSc in Development Studies and a BA in Economic Sciences.

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