Barclays hires co-head of sustainable banking

Barclays has appointed Marie Freier as Global Co-Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment Banking.

As Global Co-Head, Freier will help the team to work with more clients and will provide more senior management resources in EMEA. She will report to Travis Barnes, Global Head of Financial Sponsors and Sustainable and Impact Investment Banking and will be based in London. Freier previously worked in ESG research at the bank.

“The transition to a low-carbon economy along with the wider focus on sustainability will present significant opportunities and challenges for our corporate and institutional clients – across every sector of the economy – over the coming decades,” says Mr. Barnes. “As we seek to advise clients on how best to capture opportunities and proactively tackle challenges, Marie’s appointment alongside Brian will bring expanded capabilities and resources to our team. Marie and Brian will make a formidable leadership for our global SIB franchise, and I’m excited about our ability to advance our leadership position in differentiated Investment Banking ESG coverage.”