LGS responsible investment lead moves to Aberdeen Standard

Bill Hartnett
abrdn Oceania Pty Ltd - ESG Investment Director
Active Super
Date: March 2019
Position: Head of Responsible Investment
abrdn Oceania Pty Ltd
Date: May 2019
Position: ESG Investment Director

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Bill Hartnett as an ESG investment director, based in London.

Hartnett, who will report to Euan Stirling, global head of stewardship and ESG investment, will be responsible for supporting investment colleagues in emerging markets and the Asia Pacific, including Australia, and will "analyse specific long-term factors involving investee companies' environmental and social management and performance, as well as the effectiveness of governance structures," ASI said.

Hartnett has over 20 years' experience in responsible investment and active ownership roles. Before joining ASI, he was head of responsible investment at Local Government Super and previously served as managing director, Asia Pacific at Innovest and product manager, growth funds at Challenger Financial Services Group

Stirling said of his appointment: "We are delighted Bill has joined our ESG investment team, which is growing in importance, as we continue to move ESG considerations further up the investment agenda."

Hartnett added: "I am proud to have developed sophisticated ESG-integrated strategies and an extensive and effective active ownership program in my previous roles. I now look forward to working with my ASI colleagues to offer innovative ESG strategies to our existing and prospective clients."