Schroders’ Andy Howard Steps up

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Stockholm (NordSIP) – Schroders has announced the promotion of Andrew Howard, to the position of Global Head of Sustainable Investment, taking on the leadership of the Sustainable Investment team.

Howard joined Schroders in 2016 as Head of Sustainable Research and has been instrumental in the development of the asset manager’s proprietary ESG toolkit. He will retain his existing responsibilities while also overseeing the team’s stewardship activities to drive active ownership across Schroders. He will report to Charles Prideaux, Global Head of Investment.

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“We recognise that our ability to deliver value to our clients hinges on developing and applying sustainability insight that will strengthen performance and meet their increasing ESG outcome requirements,” Prideaux commented. “Andy Howard’s appointment will ensure our sustainable investment strategy continues to focus on developing these insights and integrating them into our investment platform as well as into our stewardship agenda.”

Howard replaces Jessica Ground, who is leaving Schroders after more than 20 years at the company. She has been the Global Head of Stewardship since June 2014 and was one of the key managers involved in the development of Schroders’ sustainability strategy. “We would like to thank Jessica Ground for all her hard work and dedication to Schroders and wish her the very best in the future,” Prideaux added.

Just yesterday, NordSIP participated in a webinar with Howard about the path towards net zero carbon emissions and the challenges faced by asset owners.

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