Managing Director & Senior Partner
Vinay Shandal leads Boston Consulting Group’s Principal Investors & Private Equity practice in Canada, and is the global leader of the firm’s sustainable finance and investing business.
Vinay has helped leading pools of capital (pension, sovereign wealth, private equity, infrastructure, and real estate funds) across the globe on strategy, transaction support, and portfolio value creation. Most recently, he has helped a leading investor launch a first-of-its-kind digital incubator for its portfolio companies.
Vinay is also a core member of BCG’s Centre for Canada’s Future. In that role, he helps move Canada forward by providing insight and expertise on the country’s most important issues. The centre also aims to convene leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to work together to achieve impact.
Before he joined the firm, Vinay practiced law for several years in the New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His legal experience includes both private and public company mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and investments in a range of industries.
Vinay is a board member of Capitalize 4 Kids, a nonprofit that aims to solve the toughest challenges in children's brain and mental health.
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Exactly how the world will reach net zero is unknown, but at a macro level the science and economics define a pretty clear path. Given the magnitude of value at stake during the transition, many leaders are concluding that inaction may be the riskiest strategy of all.
BCG's Vinay Shandal shares immediate actions the financial sector must take to support decarbonization.
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