Dr. Vian Sharif

Group Head of Sustainability, FNZ Group

Dr Vian Sharif joined FNZ in 2019 as Group Head of Sustainability. She is part of the team driving the development of innovative technology solutions to catalyse the shift to more sustainable capital allocations, alongside the firm’s own sustainability activities and commitments. Prior to this she spent over a decade at global asset manager Investec. Her work includes collaborating with academics at Cambridge and Oxford Universities on the development of science-based insights for investor decision-making with a focus on nature risk and impact, including the Benchmark for Nature Project, the Cambridge AI for the study of Environmental Risks Centre and as a guest researcher at the Oxford Martin School. As part of a number of governmental and international sustainability advisory groups, she was a guest research at the Oxford Martin School Member of the Taskforce for Nature Related Financial Disclosures Technical Experts Group and the U.K. Government’s Business Advisory group to the Convention on Biological Diversity. She holds a PhD in pro-environmental behavior change from Imperial College Business School, and a masters degree from Cambridge University.