ASI appoints ESG investment director

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Danielle Welsh-Rose as environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment director with regional responsibilities.

As well as supporting the integration of ESG factors into ASI investment decision-making in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, she would advocate on the importance of ESG capabilities to clients.

Welsh had over 17 years of experience in ESG leadership roles and joined from the Victorian Funds Management Corporation where she was head of ESG.

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She would report to Euan Stirling, ASI’s Edinburgh-based global head of stewardship and ESG investment, for functional responsibilities, and Brett Jollie, managing director – Australia, for business matters.

“Being able to work for an asset manager with the scale, level of expertise and the integrated, globally-sourced ESG capability that Aberdeen Standard Investments is an exciting opportunity to advance ESG in the region,” Welsh-Rose said.

“I am looking forward to applying that capability and having important conversations with Australian investors and those around the region as they consider their wider fiduciary responsibilities to generate positive financial outcomes.”

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