Maria is leading Scottish Widows customer pension investment proposition and incorporating responsible investment and active stewardship principles into the investment design.
She has put in place Scottish Widows’ RI and Stewardship framework, building out to a range of policies, with Stewardship policy and active ownership approach achieving FRC Stewardship Code signatory status in the first round of applications and Exclusions policy seeing £3bn divested from companies not meeting our ESG criteria.
Maria leads Leading the development of Scottish Widows’ Net Zero investment approach. SW was the first pension provider to announce full portfolio targets and the first provider to issue a transparent Climate Action Plan. This qualified SW for inclusion in the Race to Zero campaign.
She held an additional position as a Board Member at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) she is one of LinkedIn’s Top Green Voices.