Executive Vice President, Head of Sustainability & ESG Integration
Mary Wenzel is executive vice president and head of Sustainability and ESG Integration for Wells Fargo & Co. In this role, Wenzel is responsible for the strategic integration of environmental, social and governance considerations across Wells Fargo’s products and services, operations and culture, and philanthropy. Her areas of focus include ESG strategy and reporting; ESG stakeholder engagement and disclosure; integration of sustainability, including human rights considerations, into the company’s risk management policies, capital deployment, operations and employee engagement; and community development and philanthropy initiatives.
Under Wenzel’s leadership, Wells Fargo has set and met aggressive operational-efficiency goals and achieved carbon neutrality since 2019; committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, including financed emissions, and deploy $500 billion in sustainable financing by 2030; launched an award-winning technology incubator with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab; and elevated the interests of Indigenous communities in the company’s risk management policies and strategic philanthropy; among other accomplishments Prior to joining Wells Fargo in December 2004, Wenzel worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 in San Francisco working with tribal nations in the Western region of the U.S. Wenzel also worked for the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C., managing renewable energy and Energy STAR programs. Prior experience also includes roles as director of Government Affairs for a clean energy development company in the San Francisco Bay Area, and manager of Environmental Affairs for Enron Corp. in San Francisco and Houston.
Wenzel earned a B.A. degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.