Marija Kramer is Head of ISS’ ESG business unit, overseeing the unit’s core Data & Analytics, Research, and Index offerings. She leads a team of more than 400 professionals assisting clients in developing and integrating responsible investing policies and practices, engaging on responsible investment issues, and monitoring portfolio company practices through in-depth research, ratings, screening solutions, and ESG data. Marija also oversees ISS’ dedicated climate team which provides data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, Marija manages ISS’ financial intelligence unit, EVA, which enables investors to uniquely measure, analyze, and value corporate performance and inform investing decisions.
She is responsible for new ESG product development, working closely with industry constituents and partners to advance ESG solutions for the benefit of institutional investors and to bring ESG transparency to all market stakeholders. As a member of ISS’ Leadership Team, Marija has been instrumental in identifying and securing external growth opportunities, globally, for the ISS ESG business. She is also a frequent speaker at industry events covering topics ranging from ESG integration to climate impacts across industries and sectors.
Before joining ISS in 2003, Marija was with Thomson, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of Thomson’s flagship investment management and banking portals. She holds an M.B.A. from American University’s Kogod School of Business.