Marie Freier is Global Head of Cross Asset ESG Research at Barclays. Marie leads the integration of ESG into Barclays research products, driving collaboration and a coherent and consistent approach across regions and asset classes. Marie and her team of dedicated ESG subject matter experts support analysts globally in assessing how ESG attributes affect financial risks and valuations across sectors, companies and countries, ultimately driving security pricing. She is heavily involved in driving the ESG agenda across Barclays and beyond with a focus on research and education, serving on working groups and initiatives including the European Risk Management Council’s Sustainability Think Tank. She has a particular interest in enabling transition and improver investing, and in bringing everyone along on the ESG journey. 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. She holds an M.A. in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh.