EdenTree IM appoints chair of responsible investment panel

Panel advises on EdenTree’s responsible investment process, approach and ethical dilemmas

EdenTree Investment Management has appointed a chair of its responsible investment advisory panel.

Will Oulton (pictured) takes up the role, bringing a wealth of experience from across the sustainable investment arena.

He is currently chair of the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), a non-executive director and board champion for ocean recovery at the UK-based Marine Conservation Society, as well as chair of King Charles III’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Expert Panel.

Prior to these positions, Oulton was global head of responsible investment at First Sentier Investors for 10 years between 2012 and 2022.

There he spearheaded the development and implementation of an award-winning global, integrated, value-adding responsible investment strategy.

In his new position on the EdenTree responsible investment advisory panel, Oulton joins other senior financial and business figures who are appointed for their deep knowledge and expertise to independently monitor the firm’s responsible and sustainable investment approach. 

Members advise on EdenTree’s responsible investment process, approach and ethical dilemmas. 

Commenting on the appointment, Carlota Esguevillas, who was this month appointed head of responsible investment at EdenTree in a reshuffle, said: “The responsible investment advisory panel is a critical component of our commitment to responsible and sustainable investing. 

“The panel ensures we have a forum to debate, test and evolve ideas that underpin our investment approach and that we remain fully accountable in our actions. 

“Will’s experience and expertise speaks for itself and will be invaluable as we navigate a continued period of change for the industry and our clients.”

Oulton, chair of EdenTree’s responsible investment advisory panel, added: “Having served as a member of the panel in the past, I am fully aware of the value the members can collectively bring to the thinking of the team.  

“The landscape for responsible and sustainable investment is becoming more challenging and complex and I am sure that my experience can help the panel to provide valuable guidance to Carlota and her team going forward.”