Melissa Sherwood - Verifier / ESG Analyst, Kestrel Verifiers

Melissa Sherwood

Verifier / Senior ESG Analyst

Melissa Sherwood is a Verifier and Senior ESG Analyst at Kestrel Verifiers, responsible for conducting external reviews under the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) standards. She also evaluates competitive market deals for our pre-qualification service through Ipreo by IHS Markit, and manages our internship program.

Ms. Sherwood is a political scientist with a master’s degree from Columbia University and experience in political consulting and public relations. She has committed her academic and professional career to understanding political systems, civil rights, socioeconomics, and environmental justice.

In her role as a Social Bond Specialist at Kestrel, Ms. Sherwood applies this expertise by understanding social impact strategies across sectors and their intersection with environmental sustainability. She has also led efforts to help bridge the knowledge gap between equity in theory and equity in practice. View Resume