Standard Chartered Hires Global Head of Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero

Asian-centric Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of Dana Barsky as the banking Group’s Global Head of Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero.

In her new Singapore-based role the bank said Barsky will drive key sustainability agenda items that include overseeing the Group’s delivery of its Net Zero commitments across scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

In addition, she will steer the accelerating sustainability integration across the Group’s global businesses; further developing sustainability-related relationships across the public and private sectors; and creating new sustainable partnerships that complement Standard Chartered’s strategic initiatives and enhance the Bank’s engagement with civil society.

She will report to Marisa Drew, Group Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), and will also become a member of the CSO Management Team.

Barsky most recently held the position of President of Growth for Good, a publicly listed special-purpose acquisition company focused on inclusive, innovative and sustainable companies with strong business fundamentals and high growth potential.

Prior to that, she held a variety of sustainability roles at Credit Suisse, including Global Head of Sustainable Finance, working with companies to finance their growth and transition to lower carbon-intensive business models.

She was also Head of Sustainable Products and Partnerships, creating bespoke sustainable funds and structured products and partnering with leading asset managers, multi-lateral development banks and NGOs to bring sustainable investment opportunities to private banking and institutional clients; and COO of the bank’s sustainability practice.

Marisa Drew commented: “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.”