Martina Macpherson

Former Head of ESG Research & Analysis, S&P Global Ratings UK, President

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, UK

Martina Macpherson is a lecturer and industry professional in sustainable and ethical finance at University of Zurich, Henley Business School and South Bank University and a writer and presenter on ESG and corporate governance themes – and contributes regularly to industry and academic publications. Martina is a board member of the Global Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. She sits on the U.K. Sustainable Investment and Finance Association’s (UKSIF) analyst committee board, on Sedex’ Advisory Board, is a Steering Committee Member of WAM (Women Advancing Microfinance), and a member of Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute Sustainability Working Group.

She also forms part of UNCTAD / Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ Global Green Finance Working Group. Previously, Martina worked at S&P Global Head of ESG Research/Indices. She also founded SI Partners Ltd., an independent consulting firm specializing in Economic Environmental Social and Governance (E-ESG) research, products, investment content, and engagement services.

During her career, Martina held a range of senior global research, business, and product development roles at Hermes EOS, MSCI ESG Research and Lloyds Banking Group/Insight Investment. Earlier in her career, she also worked for RBS Asset Management, F&C (now BMO) and Deutsche Bank.


Exclusive Interview: Reflections on Diversity, Parity and Equality

In this interview our expert Martina Macpherson analyses the challenges of gender diversity focusing on the sustainable finance industry. She informs about developments in the past and key equality issues like the gender gap.