Cristina Hastings Newsome

Head of Sustainability, Westchester at Nuveen
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Cristina leads Westchester’s global sustainability efforts, supporting the team’s approach to managing farmland investments. She sits on the Executive Management Team, the Global Investment Committee and the ESG Committee, supporting the strategy and implementation of a broad range of ESG themes to counter climate change through farmland investments.

Cristina joined Westchester from Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) where she led the group’s global sustainability efforts across the Grains and Oilseeds complex. She previously held roles in strategy in AstraZeneca, Proteus and Accenture.

Cristina graduated with an M.A. from the University of Oxford, an M.B.A. from the London Business School, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the University of Cambridge.

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