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Mariana Wiederkehr is a legal expert who monitors sustainable finance and corporate responsibility regulatory developments, translating the supervisory expectations into concrete recommendations for the financial sector. She covers five jurisdictions: the European Union (EU), Austria, Germany, Brazil, and the United States. As a sustainable finance and Union law specialist, she contributes to ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence and risk management consulting team and advises financial institutions on these issues.

Mariana is passionate about human rights and public international law. As a student, she participated in several Brazilian and international model United Nations, and model World Trade Organization (WTO) and WTO moot courts. She practiced as a finance and corporate lawyer for ten years at Linklaters LLP, joining the B Corp movement in 2013, and has always believed in the power of business to create positive impact and advance sustainable development.

She holds both a master’s degree (summa cum laude) from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and a doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Awarded with a scholarship by the European Commission for her master’s studies, her doctoral research was supported by the Lemann Foundation. Mariana has worked for Brazilian, Swiss, and international law firms advising multinational corporations and global financial institutions. She teaches at universities in Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland and has spoken at conferences in Europe and in the Americas.

Policy Outlook
May 13, 2022
SEC vs. Vale: What can be learned from the Brumadinho dam collapse?

In this blog post, we discuss key facts, law, and concepts related to the SEC complaint against Vale.

Policy Outlook
March 4, 2022
EU Social Taxonomy: A Tour of the PSF’s Final Report

The Platform on Sustainable Finance published a report on the proposed EU social taxonomy. Here, we highlight key information revealed in the report.

Policy Outlook
August 28, 2020
ESG Disclosures in EU Regulation: Impact for non-EU market players

Non-EU market players should carefully assess the potential impact of the SFRD and the STR on their activities.

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