Maria Knapp is a Partner for ESG Consulting. The practice supports companies to manage their performance and the risks emanating from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Maria specialises in advising investors, DFIs and corporate clients as well as their legal advisors, providing tactical and strategic advice on programme audit, development and implementation, end-to-end ESG due diligence, investigations and monitoring across the ESG spectrum.
Qualified as a lawyer in England & Wales, Maria trained and practiced in finance and capital markets at Clifford Chance in London and Paris. Maria has worked and lived in France and Canada as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, including for the Zimbabwe chapter of Transparency International, the Namibian Legal Assistance Centre, and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Canada. Maria has a LLB from City University, London, and a BA (Hons) from McGill University and Sciences Po (Paris) and a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL).