Puninda’s unwavering desire to create meaningful positive impact has guided her professional and volunteer work. Puninda is Sustainability Manager at Bentall Kennedy, one of the 30 largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America's foremost providers of real estate services. She leads the implementation of a number of portfolio-wide sustainability initiatives focused on climate risk mitigation and corporate sustainability reporting. Puninda draws from her past experience as a sustainability professional in the non-profit (Sustainability CoLab, Sustainable Waterloo Region), public (Environment Canada), and private sectors (Microsoft Canada). Puninda holds a Bachelors of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. She was recognized as one of Canada’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders and top 25 under 25 environmentalists.