Edelman has recruited Heidi DuBois, a veteran of the BNY Mellon and PepsiCo corporate responsibility practices, for the executive VP & head of the environmental, social and governance practice in the US. It’s a new post.
DuBois joins the No. 1 independent firm from the Society of Corporate Governance whereas ESG director she advised general counsels, board members and sustainability executives on best-in-class programs.
She began her career at Debevoise & Plimpton, handling executive compensation, CEO transitions, mergers & acquisitions and crisis situations.
DuBois will work with Chuka Umunna, who recently joined Edelman in London as executive VP and head of ESG for the EMEA region.
Umunna served in the British parliament from 2010-2019 as shadow business secretary and other economic, business, trade and foreign policy posts.
The additions of DuBois and Umunna position Edelman as a leader in “both ESG advisory as well as helping companies define, develop and deploy their purpose," said Alex Heath executive VP-purpose. “Heidi and Chuka’s expertise in serving boards and their unique understanding of investors will be a clear differentiator for Edelman in this arena.”