Standard Chartered announced today the appointment of former Credit Suisse Global Head of Sustainable Finance Dana Barsky as Global Head of Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero.
In her new role, in addition to driving key sustainability agenda items including overseeing Standard Chartered’s net zero emissions reduction commitments, Barsky will also be responsible for accelerating sustainability integration across the group’s global businesses, and creating and further developing public and private sector sustainability-related relationships.
Barsky joins Standard Chartered from her role of President at environmental sustainability-focused special acquisition company Growth for Good. Prior to joining Growth for Good, she held a variety of senior sustainable finance roles at Credit Suisse, including serving as Global Head of Sustainable Finance and as Chief Operating Officer of the bank’s sustainability practice and Head of Sustainable Products and Partnerships, responsible for creating bespoke sustainable funds and structured products, and for working with asset managers, multi-lateral development banks and NGOs to bring sustainable investment opportunities to private banking and institutional clients.
Barsky will be based in Singapore, and report to Group Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew.
“I am delighted to welcome Dana to Standard Chartered. She brings extensive sustainability, advisory and capital markets expertise and is uniquely well- positioned to help drive our sustainability strategy and the embedding of our net zero commitment within the bank. Dana’s appointment complements our strong bench of talent within the CSO Leadership Team and underscores sustainability as a core strategic pillar of Standard Chartered.”