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Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer for Standard Chartered Bank, speaks to Force for Good on serving the Global South with Sustainable Finance

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Marisa Drew is the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for Standard Chartered Bank as of 1 July 2022. In this position, Marisa brings Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Finance and NetZero Delivery teams under one umbrella for the bank. Her roles and responsibilities include further evolving the bank’s sustainability strategy, establishing key sustainability platforms and partnerships, chairing the Group Sustainability Forum, overseeing net zero and other public commitments and driving sustainability advisory and financing activity with clients.

Marisa joined Standard Chartered Bank from Credit Suisse where she was the CSO and Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory & Finance Group. 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 Kidder Peabody.

Marisa is a non-executive director of the City of London Corporation, also 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. In 2022, Marisa was recognised by Sustainability Magazine as one of the Top 10 CSOs of a Global Corporation.