M&G has appointed Rob Marshall as head of its new stewardship and sustainability team, as reported by ESG Clarity in the UK.
The new 13-strong team will be supported, among others, by head of impact Ben Constable-Maxwell, who told ESG Clarity investors have a “major role to play in calling for better disclosures from companies”.
Jack Daniels, chief investment officer of M&G, said: “Our customers want to know that we’re investing in the right way: supporting their financial goals by considering how their investments affect – and are affected by – what’s happening in our society and environment.
“Our new stewardship and sustainability team will play a central role in ensuring ESG is at the heart of how we invest as a leading global asset manager and asset owner.”
Marshall has led M&G’s credit research team and more recently the global research equity and credit team since 2017.
He said: “We are rising to the unprecedented environmental and societal challenges the world faces by further building our capabilities to invest sustainably and responsibly while continuing to deliver the long term performance customers want; stepping up our active engagement with investee companies to ensure the right changes are being made, particularly on climate change risks; and continuing to innovate for our customers in the products and reporting we provide.”