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Planning for an IPO? Time for a sustainability strategy


Contributor: Marie Freier


Contributor: Marie Freier

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Marie Freier

Global Co-Head of Barclays Sustainable & Impact Banking

Marie Freier is Barclays Global Co-Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Banking. Marie and her team advise and raise capital for emerging growth companies that are addressing a wide range of sustainability issues, as well as for existing clients navigating their own transition. She is deeply engaged in market-wide ESG discussions, serving on the Barclays Sustainable Finance and Climate Council as well external groups, such as the European Risk Management Council’s Sustainability Think Tank. Marie was previously Global Head of Cross-Asset ESG Research at Barclays, leading the integration of ESG considerations into Barclays research product. In this role she built a global team of ESG subject matter experts to support credit and equity analysts in assessing how ESG Attributes affect financial risks and valuations across sectors and companies, ultimately driving security pricing, as well as being in close dialogue with institutional investors globally. Marie joined Barclays from Sanford C. Bernstein, where she served as Head of European Product Management and, most recently, as both co-Head of European Sales and Global Head of ESG, spending more than 13 years at the firm. She previously worked in the reinsurance industry for Aon and Willis Re, now part of Willis Tower Watson. Marie holds an M.A. in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh.

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