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First Sentier adds three to responsible investment team

Joanne Lee, Rebecca Antonini and Cressida Grant join the firm

First Sentier Investors (FSI) has bolstered its responsible investment team with three hires.

Joanne Lee joins as responsible investment specialist from WWF International where she led research projects on ESG integration, nature-related risks, net-zero climate alignment, the blue economy and sustainable infrastructure finance. Based in Hong Kong her new role will see her report to London-based global head of responsible investment Will Oulton.

Rebecca Antonini has been appointed to the newly created role of head of corporate responsibility, moving from a human resources position at the firm. Based in London, she will report to Suzanne Evans, chief financial and strategy officer.

Finally, Cressida Grant joins as head of corporate philanthropy from The Prince’s Trust where she was head of philanthropy. Prior to this, Grant developed and managed the Stonehage Fleming Charitable Foundation, where she was responsible for developing and managing their philanthropic strategy. 

FSI CEO Mark Steinberg said: “Increasingly, corporates are also being assessed and held to account for their business practices and social impacts and how these are aligned with stated responsible investment principles.”