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Manulife Investment Management becomes newest member of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group

last modified Oct 09, 2020 12:19 PM
9 October 2020 – Manulife Investment Management is the latest organisation to join the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a voluntary member initiative striving to create an investment chain that prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ILG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Peter Mennie, Global Head of ESG Integration and Research, Public Markets & COO, Europe, Manulife Investment Management said:

“We look forward to the collaboration, as we collectively strive to better understand how businesses contribute to—or may be subject to—climate-related change, biodiversity impacts, and evolving health and living standards, particularly as we seek to apply this knowledge to invest for better outcomes for our clients.”

Lucy Auden, Senior Programme Manager for the Investment Leaders Group at CISL said:

"We are delighted that Manulife Investment Management has joined the Investment Leaders Group. We are looking forward to the  global perspective and sustainability leadership they will bring to the group. Manulife Investment Management joins our other leader members who, alongside CISL, continue to pursue the practical steps and develop the tools required to accelerate delivery of sustainable and long-term investment outcomes." 

Manulife Investment Management joins the ILG’s existing members: State Street, Aon Hewitt, First State Investments, HSBC Bank Pension Trust (UK), HSBC Global Asset Management, PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), Robeco and Zurich.

Headquartered in Toronto, Manulife Investment Management is the global wealth and asset management segment of Manulife Financial Corporation with an investment footprint that spans 17 countries and territories. It is committed to investing responsibly across asset classes and recently received an A+ from the Principles for Responsible Investment for its strategy in integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into investment practices across a range of asset classes. Manulife Investment Management has developed innovative global frameworks for sustainable investing, collaboratively engages with companies in its securities portfolios, and maintains a high standard of stewardship

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) is a global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers, with over US $12 trillion under management and advice, committed to advancing the practice of responsible investment. It is a voluntary initiative, driven by its members, facilitated by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and supported by academics in the University of Cambridge.

The ILG´s vision is an investment chain in which economic, social and environmental sustainability are delivered as an outcome of the investment process as investors go about generating robust, long-term returns. The ILG is part of CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which convenes sustainability leadership groups across the financial sector including the Banking Environment Initiative (global banks) and ClimateWise (insurance firms)

Find out more about the ILG and its members

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Investment Leaders Group members. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

 *HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme


Lucy Auden

Lucy Auden, Senior Programme Manager, Investment Leaders Group