VP, ESG and Investing for Health
International WELL Building Institute
Kelly Worden, MPH, is VP of ESG and Investing for Health at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Kelly leads development of resources to help organizations place people at the center of their ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategy and investment.Kelly has focused her career on working upstream to promote population health and social equity. Prior to joining IWBI, Kelly co-directed the Green Health Partnership, an applied research initiative of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kelly worked with both USGBC and GRESB to develop real estate processes and industry standards to benefit people and society. This includes the LEED Integrative Process for Health Promotion for use by green building practitioners and the GRESB Health & Well-being Module for use by real estate companies and investors. GRESB is the leading provider of ESG benchmarks for real assets and the GRESB Health & Well-being Module was the first portfolio-level health assessment for real estate. The Module was integrated into the GRESB Real Estate Assessment in 2019.Kelly also has experience working in global health advocacy at the World Heart Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. Kelly holds a Master of Public Health from George Washington University and a B.S. in Human Biology from the University of Texas in Austin.