Kristina Friedman is the Head of Global ESG Strategy at PayPal and drives its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts in collaboration with experts across the company. She has over 15 years of experience working in the financial and government sectors providing guidance and solutions, including a decade of environmental expertise. Most recently she worked at Calvert Research and Management as a Lead ESG Research Analyst focused on analyzing corporate ESG performance and conducting shareholder advocacy to drive improvements in sustainability programs across companies mainly in the industrial and material sectors, as well representing the firm at external meetings and conferences. Prior to that position, she worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. House of Representatives, and Citigroup. She received her MPP from Georgetown University and BS in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University.