Dr. Márcia Balisciano

Global Head of ESG and Corporate Responsibility - RELX

Márcia is the founding global head of ESG and corporate responsibility at RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics, decision tools and events with 33,000+ people and operations in 40 countries. Engaging colleagues throughout the business, she works to ensure RELX’s extra-financial performance furthers competitive advantage and stakeholder confidence. She drives practice that ensures recognition for RELX as an environment, social and governance (ESG) leader:

RELX currently is 1st in the media sector (and 11th overall) among 15,000+ companies with Sustainalytics; holds a AAA ESG rating for a sixth consecutive year with MSCI; is 3rd in the sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index; 4th in the Responsibility100 Index and 6th in the Climate100 Index, which both rank the FTSE 100 on sustainability.

She is Chair of the UN Global Compact Network UK and a Board member of the Foundation for the Global Compact; Chair of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council of the Conference Board; and a founding Board member of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. She is the founding director of the London museum and educational facility Benjamin Franklin House and previously was a special advisor to the American Chamber of Commerce (UK).

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, she holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a PHD in Economic History from the London School of Economics. She is a Member of the British Empire (MBE), an honour awarded by the Queen, and lives in London with her husband and two boys.

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