Standard Chartered today announced that Marisa Drew will join the Bank as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), effective 1 July 2022.

Ms Drew joins from Credit Suisse, where she was CSO and Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory & Finance Group, with responsibility for strategy and creating sustainable investment products on behalf of the bank’s wealth management, institutional and corporate clients.

In addition to establishing the firm’s Impact Advisory and Finance department in 2017, her previous roles include Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for EMEA and Global Co-Head of the Global Markets Solutions Group. Before joining Credit Suisse, Ms Drew worked for Merrill Lynch and Kidder Peabody.

At Standard Chartered, Ms Drew will chair the Group Sustainability Forum, drive the Bank’s net zero commitments and oversee the existing Sustainable Finance and Sustainability Strategy teams. She will report to Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB) and join the CCIB Management Team.

Ms Drew sits on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute UK and the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy. She is a member of the FCA’s Markets Practitioner Panel and several High-Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, including serving as co-chair of the HLG for Humanitarian Aid and the Oceans Panel.

Ms Drew said:

“I am very excited to be joining an organisation with such a deep institutional commitment to sustainability, with accomplishments to date ranging from the delivery of public net zero targets to leadership in voluntary carbon markets, to ground-breaking innovation in green, transition and social finance. The need to mobilise private capital at scale in developing markets is critical, and I look forward to partnering with the bank’s dedicated sustainability professionals and colleagues across the network to help build on this excellent foundation.”

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