Mary is the Director of the Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) department at IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. The ESG department is IFC’s center of excellence in sustainability and offers a wide range of expertise to help private sector clients identify and solve complex ESG issues, and to find value-added opportunities in their business operations. The department is organized in several units that undertake environmental, social, and corporate governance due diligence for IFC’s investments; provide portfolio supervision; develop policies and guidance; exercise quality assurance for the ESG program; and disseminate sustainability knowledge to staff and stakeholders.
Mary, a United States national, joined IFC in 2004. Prior to her current role at IFC, Mary was the Director of the Cross-cutting Advisory Solutions Department. Before joining IFC, Mary held various positions in the public and private sectors, including: Market Access International, an economic development consulting firm; St. Genevieve Group, a group of international mining companies; and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.