Paula Luff

Director, Sustainability and Impact, Inherent Group, New York, NY, USA

Paula Luff

Paula joined Inherent Group in 2017 where she works across the investment team to integrate ESG into the firm’s investment process and engages with companies on financially-material ESG issues.

From 2007 through 2015, Paula was vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation where she established and led the global social responsibility function for the company and integrated key ESG issues into operations. She also led engagement efforts on a range of sustainability efforts with host governments, NGOs, investors and other external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Hess, Paula was senior director of strategic health partnerships for Pfizer Inc where she set global access strategy and led the design and implementation of global health programs and policies for the company and its foundation. She also represented Pfizer on social investment and global health issues with investors, the media, public officials, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, NGOs, and other external stakeholders.

Paula was previously with CARE, the humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

Paula holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degrees from New York University and the New School University.

Paula is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Long-term Strategy Group. She serves on the Boards of Philanthropy New York and the Access to Nutrition Foundation.  She served on the Executive Council for Development and as a Senior Associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).