Meet the Speaker: Marisa Buchanan, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainability, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Marisa is a Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, she leads development and implementation of the firm’s enterprise-wide sustainability strategy across its financing activities and operations. She plays an integral role in JPMorgan Chase’s efforts to manage environmental and social risks, and advise clients on ESG trends and industry best practices. She has also built the firm’s knowledge and leadership on climate change and carbon disclosure, and leads the firm’s efforts on ESG reporting, and stakeholder and policy engagement. She is based in Washington, DC.

Marisa has nearly 20 years of experience working at the nexus of business and the environment. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 2012, Marisa was a research analyst at Bloomberg, where she focused on assessing the impacts of U.S. policy developments on the electric power and oil & gas sectors. She also developed methane reduction projects in the mining and oil & gas industries with Verdeo Group. In addition to identifying and evaluating project development opportunities, she managed activities related to the certification of carbon assets, and served as the company’s expert on U.S. and international climate and energy policy. She also developed renewable energy and methane reduction projects with Econergy International, an independent power producer with assets in Latin America and the U.S., which was acquired by GDF Suez. She began her career with the Surdna Foundation’s environmental team, providing grants to nonprofit organizations
supporting sustainable forestry, smart growth, renewable energy and marketbased solutions to climate change.

Marisa received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.