Ms. Zlotnicka’s experience as a sustainable investing professional with a background in utilizing markets, policy, and partnership to motivate the private sector to simultaneously improve sustainability, profitability and competitiveness, brings highly valuable perspective to the Board. In her current position as Managing Director for the ValueAct Spring Fund, an investor in HEI, she identifies companies whose technology and products are solving environmental and social issues and actively supports them through various industry, governance or other significant transitions. As ValueAct Capital’s Head of Stewardship, Ms. Zlotnicka also leads the firm’s engagement with other shareholders and the broader corporate governance community.
As director at Unifi, where she serves as a member of the audit committee and the corporate governance and nominating committee, Ms. Zlotnicka has experience in guiding the implementation of ambitious sustainability strategies in addition to other strategic efforts and financial oversight. Recently she was recognized among WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors.
Prior to joining ValueAct Capital, Ms. Zlotnicka served as the US lead Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley. During her tenure, Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainability Research team ranked #1 in Sustainable and Responsible Investment Research by the 2017 Extel IRRI survey. Ms. Zlotnicka was also individually ranked as #1 for "Best Understanding of Companies" as voted by corporate participants. Additionally, Ms. Zlotnicka has familiarity with the academic, public and non-profit sectors, most notably having worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency on public-private partnerships and the Environmental Defense Fund on corporate investment in energy efficiency.