EnlightenESG goes live
So far 12 adviser firms and corporations have signed up to use the tool with more to follow. The independently managed tool aims to educate and guide financial advisers and corporates in assessing the ESG preferences of their clients and employees. The aim is to bring personal sustainability context to the already well-established risk profile and suitability framework.
Matt Lamb, CEO of Pacific Asset Management, commented:
“We have always been a technology-led and nimble business and the appointment of our first Chief Sustainability Officer manifests our ambition to become a more sustainable business, in terms of our operations and how we invest. Will was the natural fit for this role with long experience of running sustainable multi-asset portfolios at HSBC and now at PAM. His contribution to the development of the EnlightenESG suitability profiling tool has been huge and we are excited for him to lead the company’s efforts in this area. Alongside Dani Saurymper and Julia Varesko on our new Pacific Longevity and Social Change Fund, which focuses on the ‘S’ in ESG, we believe we have a team of experts who can drive this next stage of our development.”
Will Thompson, Sustainable Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager said:
“Throughout my career I have been passionate about sustainability and strongly believe that both attractive investment returns and a positive impact on the planet can be achieved. Our Responsible Investment Committee is a real step forward for the business and will bring new insight to further develop our sustainable investment process. I am delighted to formalise this role and to have the opportunity to embed these values in our dynamic, future-focused business.”