Ian joined Newton Investment Management in 1998 and was appointed as its first Head of Corporate Governance and, latterly, was the Head of Responsible Investment.
During his 24 years with the firm, Ian developed and expanded, globally, Newton’s approach to responsible investment, which included determining the house views and approaches in relation to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. As Head of Responsible Investment, Ian was responsible for ESG considerations throughout Newton’s investment process. This included establishing, implementing and communicating all ESG policies, principles, engagement, voting and research.
Aided by his team of Responsible Investment Analysts, Stewardship Analysts and ESG Data Analysts, together with the wider investment staff; Newton conducted investment research on ESG matters, engaged with companies, reported on stewardship activities and made active voting decisions, globally. In addition, Ian played a key role in determining Newton’s approach to sustainable investment and the evolution of fund strategies. Ian is also involved in shaping the debate on matters relating to ESG and stewardship through his membership of a variety of formal and informal groups.
Ian is a member of an Investment Committee and is a director and Trustee of a UK-based charity.