Marisa Drew was appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for Standard Chartered Bank as of 1 July 2022. In this position, Marisa brings our Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Finance and Netzero Delivery teams under one umbrella for the bank. Her roles and responsibilities will include further evolving our sustainability strategy, establishing our key sustainability platforms and partnerships, chairing the Group Sustainability Forum, overseeing our net zero and other public commitments and driving our sustainability advisory and financing activity with clients.
Marisa joined us from Credit Suisse where she was the CSO and Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory & Finance Group. She was responsible for setting the sustainability strategy and ambition for the bank, and for creating and facilitating sustainable investments on behalf of the bank’s wealth, institutional and corporate clients.
Other roles at Credit Suisse included Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for EMEA, and Global Co-Head of the Global Markets Solutions Group, encompassing Equity and Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Derivatives Products. Before this, Marisa worked for Merrill Lynch, in private equity, and for the investment bank, Kidder Peabody.
Marisa was appointed in early 2022 as a NED of the US listed broadband and mobile company, Liberty Global plc and in late 2021 as a non-executive director of the City of London Corporation. She further serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute UK, the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the FCA’s Markets Practitioner Panel and on several High Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, including the UN Oceans Panel. Marisa’s external activities also include charitable Advisory Board roles for Cash & Rocket, The Wharton School and the UK charity, Room-to-Read.
In 2022, Marisa was recognised by Sustainability Magazine as one of the Top 10 CSOs of a Global Corporation and in 2021 as one of 100 Global Visionary Leaders by Meaningful Business and EY. She has also been recognized by the BBC as one of the Most Powerful Women in Britain and by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business.
Marisa received a BA in Finance and Marketing with distinction from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School.