Fidelity International has hired its first head of stewardship for Europe in a newly created position.
Emilie Goodall, who has nearly 20 years of experience in sustainable and impact finance, will take up the role, reporting into Jenn-Hui Tan, global head of stewardship and sustainable investing, and is based in London, England.
In her role as head of stewardship for Europe, Goodall and her team will work closely with Fidelity’s investment professionals to support ESG analysis and engagement activities.
She will lead Fidelity’s collaborative and thematic engagement with companies in the region, manage Fidelity’s proxy voting in EMEA and Americas and provide market and thematic ESG insights to the business.
Goodall joined Fidelity in 2022 as director of sustainable investing and impact.
Previously she worked at Bridges Fund Management, FMO (the Dutch development bank) and CAF Venturesome (a UK social investor), and led the development of the Financial System Benchmark at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA).
Goodall was also head of environmental and social-themed investing at the PRI, supporting asset owners and asset managers globally in establishing best practice in integrating ESG across asset classes and in assessing outcomes and impact.
Tan said: “In her new role, Emilie will apply the global, cross-asset class insights that she has gained over her career to drive forward engagement activities in EMEA and Americas, working closely with the research team to leverage the strength of the sustainable investing team that we have built at Fidelity.”