Martina Macpherson, Head of ESG Product Management, SIX
Martina is Head of ESG Product Management Financial Information for SIX – the Exchange Group that operates the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges. She is a senior financial services strategy, product and engagement expert and board member, with a deep understanding, proven track record and a passion for developing ESG and Fintech data, analytics, index and investment solutions across segments and asset classes. Martina has over 20 years of sustainable finance experience in industry and academia and is an award-winning ESG influencer, researcher, incubator and entrepreneur.
Prior to her role at SIX, she was Head of ESG Strategy at ODDO BHF Asset Management, Senior Vice President, ESG and Engagement Strategy at Moody’s, Global Head of ESG Index Products and Research at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG Solutions at MSCI. Prior to this, she worked in (ESG) product, research and engagement roles at Insight Investment, F&C AM and at Deutsche Bank AG.
Martina has an MBA certificate in finance and business from LSBF / UK, and a M.A. in Law and Human Sciences from University of Frankfurt in Germany. She is a fellow member of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) UK, a honorary doctoral fellow of the Institute for Certified Risk Management Professionals (ICRMP) UK, and an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”).
Martina is an academic lecturer and public speaker in sustainable investing and has co-authored a range of ESG and Fintech books, including “The AI Book” (Wiley, 2020), “Handbook on Species Extinction Accounting and Biodiversity” (Routledge, 2022), and “ESG in Portfolio Analysis” (RiskBooks, to be published in Q3 2022).