Maria Clara Rendon

Director Responsible Investing, University Pension Plan

Maria Clara Rendon is a noted responsible investing specialist, with more than 12 years of experience in the assessment and management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in a wide variety of industries. Her work focuses on the implementation of responsible investing practices by asset owners and managers in both North America and Latin America. 
As Director, Responsible Investing at University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP), Maria Clara supports the development and execution of UPP’s Responsible Investing (RI) strategy. She works closely with internal and external partners to ensure a seamless integration of ESG factors into UPP’s investment process and implementation of stewardship practices on behalf of over 37,000 UPP members. 
Maria Clara holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from the National University of Colombia and earned a Master of Science, Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York, NY.