Head of ESG Advisory Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank
Maria heads the Global ESG Advisory team Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank, supporting the bank clients in their sustainability and transition strategies.
Maria spent more than 25 years in investment banking as Managing Director, heading emerging market equities sales at Lazard, UBS, Sberbank and Unicredit. She moved into sustainability in 2016 when she joined the non-profit CDP as head of their financial investor members. She then headed the ESG Client strategies and climate change strategies at Invesco Global Asset Management in EMEA, leading the growth of sustainability investment solutions and the set-up of the global asset manager’s climate strategy.
Authors of ESG thought leadership whitepapers, mentor, and contributor to industry initiatives in sustainable financing. Maria holds a CFA ESG, a diploma at Cambridge University Sustainability Leadership Institute, along with a CEMS Master and a bachelor’s degree in financial intermediaries at Bocconi University. Maria is a member of the CFA UK Climate and Investing committee, she is a mentor of the acceleration program at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Maria is in the ESG advisory board of the ESG Group A-team advisory group. Maria is also a faculty member of Risk.net learning.