Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has strengthened its ESG capabilities with the appointment of Bill Hartnett as an ESG Investment Director.
Hartnettwill report to Euan Stirling, global head of Stewardship and ESG Investment and will be based in London with a specific remit to support investment colleagues in Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific. He will analyse specific long-term factors involving investee companies' environmental and social management and performance, as well as the effectiveness of governance structures.
He has over 20 years' experience of responsible investment and active ownership across roles in asset management, research and asset ownership. Immediately prior to joining ASI, Hartnett was head of Responsible Investment at Australian superannuation fund, Local Government Super (LGS). At LGS, he was responsible for ensuring that AUD12bn of pension assets were invested responsibly and achieving the maximum potential long-term, sustainable return.