Kristina Church joined BNYM IM as global head of responsible strategy in 2021. She is responsible for developing and leading the execution of BNYMIM’s Responsible Investment (RI) Program, leveraging the combined expertise of 8 specialist investment firms, each with their unique approach to RI. She collaborates with the ESG leaders across the wider BNY Mellon enterprise and co-chairs the bank’s ESG Advisory Council. Previously, Kristina was head of sustainable solutions, and senior investment strategist, at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. Her research has spanned topics including climate change, decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industries, biodiversity, the circular economy, sustainable mobility, smart cities, sustainable finance regulation and stewardship.
Kristina spent a decade at Barclays Capital, latterly leading the Industrial sustainable and thematic research team and formerly as head of European Automotive equity research. She began her career as a chartered accountant at Deloitte and later an automotive equity analyst at Citigroup.
Kristina has an MA in Classical Languages and Literature from Oxford University,