Maria joined FAIRR in September 2016 and has oversight of the creation and execution of FAIRR’s strategy and work plans. Prior to this, she worked for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for six years where she lead the PRI’s signatory relations and outreach strategy with the aim to raise awareness of material sustainability/ESG issues amongst the institutional investor community and ensure their incorporation into investment policies and practices. Maria has over 20 years’ experience in global investment banking, business and finance, working at both JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank.
She currently serves on the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board (SASB) Standards Advisory Group and is also a member of the Intentional Endowment Network (IEN) Steering Committee.
She has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York and Madrid, and is currently London-based. Maria holds a MA (Distinction) in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London and a BA in International Business, Latin American Studies and Spanish from SDSU.