Marisa Drew was appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for Standard Chartered Bank as of 1 July 2022. In this position, Marisa brings their Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Finance and Net-Zero Delivery teams under one umbrella for the bank. Her roles and responsibilities include further evolving Standard Chartered’s sustainability strategy, establishing their key sustainability platforms and partnerships, chairing the Group Sustainability Forum, overseeing their net zero and other public commitments and driving their sustainability advisory and financing activity with clients.
Marisa was previously CSO and Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory & Finance Group at Credit Suisse. 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.
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. 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.