Redington makes two senior sustainable investment hires

4 June 2021

Redington has today announced the appointment of two highly experienced and specialist sustainable investment hires as it continues to evolve and integrate RI into its proposition and grow its presence across new channels and regions.

– Paul Lee appointed as Head of Stewardship & Sustainable Investment Strategy
– Anastasia Guha appointed as Global Head of Sustainable Investment

This announcement follows the firm’s commitment in April to align all its default client investment advice with the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. It estimates this change should see most clients achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

Paul Lee was Head of Corporate Governance – Stewardship at Aberdeen Asset Management between 2015 and 2018 and joins Redington having been an independent consultant for the last three years. During this time, he has worked with a number of influential industry bodies such as PRI, IIGCC and the Investor Forum, leading projects in areas such as climate change accounting, as well as acting as an adviser on engagement and stewardship practices for global companies, regulators and legislators. Previously he was Head of Investment Affairs at the NAPF as well as spending 13 years at Hermes, most latterly as a Director of public policy and best practice at Hermes Equity Ownership Services, between 2010 and 2013.

At Redington, Paul will work with the Investment Strategy Committee to help set Redington’s sustainable investment strategy, including integration across the firm’s strategic asset allocation, model portfolios and risk modelling systems, as well as leading the implementation of its 7-point climate action plan. Paul will also work closely with Redington’s Manager Research Team to develop a process for tracking and measuring fund managers’ progress in ESG and stewardship.

Anastasia Guha is a sustainable investment specialist with 15 years’ experience and joins from the PRI, where she was the Director for Northern Europe & Middle East and Africa. Within this role, she had responsibility for signatory strategy development as well as acting as a trusted adviser to over 150 asset owners across the region, in areas such as ESG integration practices, regulatory reporting and measurement, as well as corporate and policy engagement.

She first joined the PRI in 2011 and has held a number of positions since, including Head of UK & Ireland between 2016-2018.

At Redington, Anastasia will have responsibility for leading the firm’s global sustainability strategy, integrating this across different business channels including Redington’s proprietary ADA technology platform, as well as expanding the organisation’s capabilities across new global markets and with a broader class of asset owners including endowments, foundations and charities. She will also lead on the exploration and development of global strategic partnerships as well as collaborative knowledge sharing with other sustainability leaders and asset owners around the world.

Source: Redington
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