Royal London Asset Management makes 2 new ESG hires



Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has recruited two new members to its responsible investment team.

Carlota Garcia-Manas and Beth Goldsmith joined this week and will report to Ashley Hamilton Claxton, RLAM’s head of responsible investment.   Ms Garcia-Manas has been appointed as a senior responsible investment analyst and joined from the Church of England National Investing Bodies, where she spent three years running corporate engagements focused on climate change, international corporate tax, and board diversity.
Prior to that she was the director of products and services at tech start-up Datamaran, developing software for sustainability benchmarking, and head of research at EIRIS (now Moody’s) leading global ESG research and product development.
She is a civil engineer with an MSc in environmental economics.
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At RLAM, she will be responsible for leading the company engagement strategy and will work with the wider Royal London Group to develop its approach to climate risk across the business. Ms Goldsmith joined as a responsible investment analyst from KPMG where she worked for five years in its sustainability and responsible investment team.
She has experience working with large and medium sized companies, advising them on managing their environmental and social risks, collating carbon data, and reporting publicly on their achievements.
She has also worked for Amey as an assistant environmentalist and has expertise in carbon supply chain management and health and safety data and reporting.
At RLAM her role will be to assist fund managers in researching and analysing environmental and social issues.  Ashley Hamilton Claxton, head of responsible investment, said: “The appointments of Carlota and Beth come at a time when climate change and environmental and social issues are taking centre stage in the news and becoming a priority focus on political agendas.
“They are also more frequently becoming core factors in investment decision making for many investors, retail and institutional alike.”
 
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