Governance and Sustainable Investment Specialist
Karina is a corporate governance and sustainable investment expert with a 25-year career in finance and sustainable business practice. She currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Italian oil & gas major Eni SpA, where she is also a member of the Controls & Risks Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Sustainability & Scenarios Committee.
She also serves on several other boards and advisory bodies, including the Board of Directors of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); the Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Inc.; the sustainable development advisory bodies of Lafarge and SAP; and the Transparency International-UK Advisory Council.
Until December 2012, Karina ran the Governance and Sustainable Investment activities of F&C Investments, a UK institutional investor, where she acted on behalf of client portfolios collectively worth approximately £160 billion, focusing on equity research, shareholder activism and public policy engagement. Prior to joining F&C, Karina managed the redevelopment of derelict inner-city properties for the City of New York, and worked for PaineWebber Inc in corporate finance and private placements.
Karina holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a BA in Political Economy from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Italian Translation and Interpretation from the UK’s Royal Society of Linguists. She holds French and Canadian nationalities, and is married with three adult daughters.
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Sir Ronald Cohen
Chairman of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group and The Portland Trust
Charles McVeigh III
Chairman of Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Banking-Global Wealth Management Partnership