U.S. Bank Names New Head of ESG Programme Office
U.S. Bank has named Ariel Meyerstein as the head of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Programme Office.
In this role, Meyerstein will be responsible for ESG strategy development, programme management, enablement, stakeholder engagement, reporting, and disclosures in close partnership with business lines and functions across the enterprise.
The programme office plays a critical role in helping U.S. Bank meet the changing needs of key stakeholders to drive inclusive, sustainable business growth.
Meyerstein brings more than 20 years of experience in international law, global policy, ESG, and sustainable finance, with a focus on climate change, human rights, and community finance policy and programme execution.
Before joining U.S. Bank, he held various roles at Citigroup, including as senior vice president, sustainability and ESG, where he contributed to the development of Citigroup’s net zero framework as well as internal and external policy development on human rights and climate change, including transactional due diligence and enterprise-wide reputation risk governance.
Most recently, he was a director of community investing and development for Citigroup, where he led the implementation of its Action for Racial Equity, a $1.1 billion commitment of strategic initiatives and investments focused on addressing the racial wealth gap.
Before his time at Citigroup, Meyerstein served as vice president of labour affairs, corporate responsibility, and corporate governance at the United States Council for International Business, and he has also held multiple legal roles, including as legal adviser for the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and as an associate in international dispute resolution in global law firms.
“Ariel’s impressive background spanning the legal, policy, and ESG fields makes him the ideal leader for the U.S. Bank ESG Programme Office,” said Reba Dominski, senior executive vice president and chief social responsibility officer at U.S. Bank. “His expertise will bolster our efforts to drive growth and innovation in ways that are inclusive, sustainable, and socially responsible.”
Meyerstein received a doctorate in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California, Berkeley, a juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.
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Source: US Bank