Vice Chairman, Securities Services, Transaction Banking
The multiplicity of fund managers and institutional investors makes it problematic to coin an all-pervasive classification for ESG; the definition is fluid and constantly changing, and it is belief-driven.
The institutions behind the ESG charge
The reasoning behind ESG
Reporting ESG: A challenge for the back office
ESG is a cause, behind which, regulators and investors are increasingly throwing their collective weight, and it is a topic fund managers need to pay attention to. A failure to understand ESG could lead to long-term investment risk and capital flight. As investors become increasingly motivated by ESG, incorporation of such ideology into investment strategies is likely to become the new normal for fund managers.
SRI Basics. US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. Retrieved from http://www.ussif.org/sribasics
Colin has more than 25 years’ experience in the securities business in Asia. Since late 2015 he has been working with Standard Chartered Securities Services and is currently Vice Chairman of the business, based in Singapore. In this role he acts as senior adviser to the business, focussing on roll-out of the SS 2.0 initiatives, as well as acting as senior executive sponsor for a number of key, global client relationships.
Having worked as a project manager with the London Stock Exchange during the 1980s Big Bang de-regulation, he moved to Hong Kong in 1990 to help establish HSBC’s securities services business. He undertook a variety of regional and global roles in the following years, the last being as global head of the sub-custody and clearing business, which he left in August 2015.
Colin has a degree in Linguistic Science from the University of Reading, England and Universität Tübingen in Germany.
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