At RIMM, we believe sustainability management is best understood and practiced like any other critical business function such as CRM, operations or finance. RIMM was born from our founder’s experience in the investment banking industry, where he realised that there was a dire need for accessible, everyday sustainability solutions. This led to the creation of RIMM (Real Impact Matters Most) and their main product, myCSO, which is an accessible, end-to-end suite of sustainability solutions that aims to address any sustainability need that companies have, just like how a Chief Sustainability Officer would do. We have worked extensively with sustainability teams at large and small companies all over the world to create a comprehensive suite of tools will appeal to any type of sustainability practitioner with its utility, simplicity, productivity and cost.

Origin Story

Yifei Xu

Sustainability Insights
Director
Yi Fei oversees the sustainability insights team in ensuring that RIMM is always updated with the latest developments in sustainability across various industries.
Dr Faddy Ardian
Lead Data Scientist
Dr Faddy Ardian manages RIMM’s large and proprietary database, ensuring that data is kept up to date for all clients and employees for easy analysis of data.
Shaleen Shahrin
Sustainability Solutions
Director

Shaleen oversees the educational content of RIMM and ensures that sustainability is being co mmunicated accurately and simply.

Audrey Fages
COO
With her experience of transforming companies as a COO across various industries, Audrey oversees the operations in the company and ensures that workstreams are kept on track.

Dr Géraldine

Bouveret

CRO
Géraldine oversees RIMM’s research direction and provides new insights and models to develop RIMM’s methodology.
Key Team
Ravi Chidambaram
CEO - Founder
A strong believer in ethical, purpose-driven, and environmental-focused principles, Ravi Chidambaram has brought much value to the community through his knowledge and expertise. He shares his insight as a Professor of Sustainability at Yale-NUS and as a global commentator on sustainability issues. Now a serial entrepreneur, he is currently working on his 4th start up. Ravi started his career in the investment industry and has held international leadership positions across the US, Europe and Asia. It was there where he realized the need for sustainability that is both accessible and actionable, resulting in the creation of RIMM.

Dr Tommy Tan

CTO
With 30+ years of experience as a leading investment banker under his belt, Dr Tommy Tan has a proven track record in building new and successful businesses since 1984. He now heads a few tech start-ups focusing on disrupting the financial industry, including RIMM, where he leads an international team of developers in optimizing the platform for the end-user.
Dr Tommy Tan personally believes in bringing in a regular stream of ideas to challenge old assumptions so that new opportunities are created for every company.

The Founders

Dr Xuanyi Sheng

Dr. Xuanyi Sheng is currently an Infrastructure Finance Consultant at the World Bank. Since she joined the World Bank Group in 2019, she has primarily worked on the project “Enhancing the financial sustainability and commercial viability of BRTs in SSA” and other transport infrastructure technical assistance and debt development projects.

Dr Soh Young In

Dr. Soh Young In leads research on Financial Innovation at the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. She is also a Research Director of Sustainable Smart City Finance at the Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC). Her research interest is to align the financial system with a low-carbon economy and catalyze sustainable finance.

Dr Pedro Baiz

Dr. Baiz has a background in engineering with extensive experience in academia and industry (consultant in data-driven projects with organisations such as Heathrow Airport, HSBC and many more). He has deep knowledge of Data technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, IoT) and Digital Transformation.

Dr Hugues Chenet

Dr Hugues Chenet is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London and a Research Associate at the Chair Energy and Prosperity Foundation. After getting his PhD at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris, he worked as a researcher and a risk management consultant before co-founding the 2° Investing Initiative think tank in 2012.
Professor Dr Dragon Yongjun Tang has a background in Finance and received his Phd from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He has taught at the University of Texas Austin and Kennesaw State University before joining The University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor of Finance in 2013. Dr Dragon’s current research interests revolve around credit risk, credit derivatives, and Chinese banking and credit markets. His research articles have been published in the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics and have received numerous research awards.

Dr Dragon Yongjun Tang

Dr Lee-Ann Sade Modley

Dr Lee-ANN Sade Modley is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department of Geography, Environment management and Energy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in Water Management from UJ and has been deeply involved with the water services industry with a particular focus on communities.

Dr Kim Schumacher

Dr Kim Schumacher has been appointed as the Chair of the board. Dr Schumacher is a lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). He is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and sits on the ISO Technical Committees on Sustainable Finance (TC 322) and Environmental Management (TC 207). He also belongs to Technical Working Groups of Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), and the Green Finance Network Japan (GFNJ).

Scientific Advisory

Board

Onboard your team to the next level with myCSO
Sustainability shouldn't be complicated

At RIMM, we believe sustainability management is best understood and practiced like any other critical business function such as CRM, operations or finance. RIMM was born from our founder’s experience in the investment banking industry, where he realised that there was a dire need for accessible, everyday sustainability solutions. This led to the creation of RIMM (Real Impact Matters Most) and their main product, myCSO, which is an accessible, end-to-end suite of sustainability solutions that aims to address any sustainability need that companies have, just like how a Chief Sustainability Officer would do. We have worked extensively with sustainability teams at large and small companies all over the world to create a comprehensive suite of tools will appeal to any type of sustainability practitioner with its utility, simplicity, productivity and cost.

Origin Story

Yifei Xu

Sustainability Insights Director

Yifei Xu oversees the sustainability insights team in ensuring that RIMM is always updated with the latest developments in sustainability across various industries.

Shaleen Shahrin
Sustainability Solutions Director

Shaleen oversees the educational content of RIMM and ensures that sustainability is being communicated accurately and simply.

Dr Faddy Ardian

Lead Data Scientist
Dr Faddy Ardian manages RIMM’s large and proprietary database, ensuring that data is kept up to date for all clients and employees for easy analysis of data.

Dr Géraldine Bouveret

CRO
Géraldine oversees RIMM’s research direction and provides new insights and models to develop RIMM’s methodology.
Audrey Fages
COO
With her experience of transforming companies as a COO across various industries, Audrey oversees the operations in the company and ensures that workstreams are kept on track.

Key Team

Ravi Chidambaram
CEO - Founder
A strong believer in ethical, purpose-driven, and environmental-focused principles, Ravi Chidambaram has brought much value to the community through his knowledge and expertise. He shares his insight as a Professor of Sustainability at Yale-NUS and as a global commentator on sustainability issues. Now a serial entrepreneur, he is currently working on his 4th start up. Ravi started his career in the investment industry and has held international leadership positions across the US, Europe and Asia. It was there where he realized the need for sustainability that is both accessible and actionable, resulting in the creation of RIMM.

Dr Tommy Tan

CTO
With 30+ years of experience as a leading investment banker under his belt, Dr Tommy Tan has a proven track record in building new and successful businesses since 1984. He now heads a few tech start-ups focusing on disrupting the financial industry, including RIMM, where he leads an international team of developers in optimizing the platform for the end-user.
Dr Tommy Tan personally believes in bringing in a regular stream of ideas to challenge old assumptions so that new opportunities are created for every company.

The Founders

Dr Soh Young In

Dr. Soh Young In leads research on Financial Innovation at the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. She is also a Research Director of Sustainable Smart City Finance at the Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC). Her research interest is to align the financial system with a low-carbon economy and catalyze sustainable finance.

Dr Xuanyi Sheng

Dr. Xuanyi Sheng is currently an Infrastructure Finance Consultant at the World Bank. Since she joined the World Bank Group in 2019, she has primarily worked on the project “Enhancing the financial sustainability and commercial viability of BRTs in SSA” and other transport infrastructure technical assistance and debt development projects.

Dr Pedro Baiz

Dr. Baiz has a background in engineering with extensive experience in academia and industry (consultant in data-driven projects with organisations such as Heathrow Airport, HSBC and many more). He has deep knowledge of Data technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, IoT) and Digital Transformation.

Dr Hugues Chenet

Dr Hugues Chenet is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London and a Research Associate at the Chair Energy and Prosperity Foundation. After getting his PhD at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris, he worked as a researcher and a risk management consultant before co-founding the 2° Investing Initiative think tank in 2012.

Dr Dragon Yongjun Tang

Professor Dr Dragon Yongjun Tang has a background in Finance and received his Phd from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He has taught at the University of Texas Austin and Kennesaw State University before joining The University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor of Finance in 2013. Dr Dragon’s current research interests revolve around credit risk, credit derivatives, and Chinese banking and credit markets. His research articles have been published in the Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics and have received numerous research awards.

Dr Lee-Ann Sade Modley

Dr Lee-ANN Sade Modley is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department of Geography, Environment management and Energy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in Water Management from UJ and has been deeply involved with the water services industry with a particular focus on communities.

Dr Kim Schumacher

Dr Kim Schumacher has been appointed as the Chair of the board. Dr Schumacher is a lecturer in Sustainable Finance and ESG at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). He is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and sits on the ISO Technical Committees on Sustainable Finance (TC 322) and Environmental Management (TC 207). He also belongs to Technical Working Groups of Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), and the Green Finance Network Japan (GFNJ).

Scientific Advisory Board

Onboard your team to the next level with myCSO
Sustainability shouldn't be complicated