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Dena Maraka

ESG Advisor, SLR
Dena Maraka
Publ. date 27 Jun 2022

Dena provides analytical support in ESG consulting projects including assisting clients in enhancing their sustainability reporting and operational performance. 

Having worked as an ESG Analyst in the Middle East, Dena has had first-hand experience with assisting clients in various stages of ESG transition, starting from basic implementation of ESG measures to the development of formal ESG commitments and target-setting, and deploying advanced measures for ESG integration in operational performance. She has experience in ESG rating across nine Sustainability Dimensions and 43 Key Performance Indicators, with 180+ ESG data points that cover a scope of more than 700 listed companies in the Arab world. Dena has also conducted gap analysis studies on the ESG performance of clients with internationally renowned rating agencies.

Dena has performed various benchmarking and performance assessments on international standards related to sustainability including the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), UN Principles for Responsible Banking (UNEPFI), UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), inter alia.

Her work includes the analysis, evaluation and optimisation of the clients’ value chains while implementing sustainable finance and ESG transition strategies, as well as ESG due diligence for acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, and project finance. Dena also supports the development of SLR Consulting’s ESG analytical tools, data management and services.


Education
 

  • BSc Water and Environmental Engineering, German Jordanian University (Jordan)


Languages
 

  • Arabic
  • English
  • German


Relevant Experience
 

  • ESG due diligence for projects related to Green Bonds and Equator Principles
  • Qualitative and quantitative ESG benchmarking
  • ESG rating and assessment of sustainability reporting
  • Preparation of ESG and sustainable finance policies including responsible lending and investment, green and social bonds and sustainability Sukuk policies
  • Performance enhancement for investor relations
  • Development of toolkits for ESG assessment, benchmarking and due diligence for clients and portfolio companies
  • Development of sustainable finance platforms for clients

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