Vice President of Global Programs & Acting Co-President
Trina Mallik (she/her) is Vice President of Global Programs at the Institute for Sustainable Communities. She oversees the Institute’s programs in Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand, the US, and other countries across Asia.
Trina started her career as a mechanical engineer at Bechtel Power, where she designed coal-fired power plants. Since then she has dedicated her career to tackling climate change. After her time at Bechtel Power, Trina served as an equity analyst at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors (since bought by MSCI World), an equity research firm that rated companies on their environmental, social, and governance performance. She also served as a sustainability consultant for multinational corporations at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a climate change consultant for the sustainability team at Allianz, a global financial services firm.
Trina’s nonprofit experience includes The Climate Group as Global Head of Member Engagement strategizing with businesses and subnational governments to accelerate a low carbon economy. Most recently she worked as the Director of Climate Mitigation at The Nature Conservancy, New Chapter. At the Nature Conservancy Trina advocated for and facilitated the implementation of New Jersey’s climate change policies, including the electrification of the transportation and building sectors and equitable energy efficiency programs. Working with other non-governmental organizations and meeting with government officials, Trina ensured the passage of New Jersey’s leading electric vehicle bill and amendments to the Global Warming Response Act and co-led the effort to pass the Energy Efficient Appliance Standards, which Governor Murphy signed into law in January 2022.
While not at work, Trina actively tackles climate change in her community and is dedicated to civic engagement and getting out the vote. Trina lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University.