Lead Verifier / ESG Analyst
April Strid is a Lead Verifier and ESG Analyst at Kestrel Verifiers, responsible for managing verifications under the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) standards. Ms. Strid also manages our pre-qualification service through Ipreo by IHS Markit.
Ms. Strid has a master’s in soil science and brings to Kestrel over eight years of experience in environmental research and public health risk communication. She has led efforts to strengthen Kestrel’s commitment to applying the best available research to identifying the environmental and social benefits of investments. Her background in assessing environmental impacts and public health risks brings a unique perspective to evaluations of green and social bonds.
As part of the Kestrel verification team, Ms. Strid has successfully added green, social, sustainability, and climate bond labels to nearly sixty transactions and has reviewed over $21 billion in par of municipal bonds for conformance with the Green and Social Bond Principles.