Evelyn Partners has appointed Katrina Brown as director of responsible investment, where she will aid in the company’s incorporation of ESG into its investing process.
Brown has focused her work in consulting, most recently spending three years with Sustain Value, a sustainable management consulting firm, since 2020. She has also spent time as an investment consultant with Independent Investment Reviews Limited, Dean Wetton Advisory and Jewson Associates. She began her career in 1994 as a fund manager for Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.
Chris Kenny, head of investment management at Evelyn Partners, said: “I am delighted that Katrina has chosen to join Evelyn Partners at a time when we are bolstering our capabilities in responsible investment.
“She will assist with developing our commercial proposition as well as accelerating the integration of ESG investment risks and opportunities into the investment process.”
Evelyn Partners holds £54.9bn assets under management as of June 2023. It states that its approach to ESG and responsible investments includes monitoring climate-related risks for companies, the social policies companies hold in place, and a company’s internal structure and management behaviours. It is a member of the Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Forum. In its 2022 corporate sustainability report, Evelyn Partners claims they aim to reach net zero “as soon as possible” but does not provide a specific timeline in the report.
“It’s very exciting to be part of a prestigious and well-regarded organisation that already has a good foundation in responsible investment,” Brown said.
“The prospect for developing Evelyn Partners’ capabilities is compelling and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in this important and dynamic area.”
This article first appeared on ESG Clarity’s sister title Portfolio Adviser.