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Standard Life Investments Strengthens ESG Investment Team
23 January 2017
Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has strengthened its ESG Investment Team with the appointment of Deborah Gilshan as Governance & Stewardship Director.
Reporting to Euan Stirling, Head of Stewardship & ESG Investment, Deborah will play an important role in the implementation of governance and stewardship considerations into the wider mainstream investment process. She will also actively engage with companies, their boards and regulators on governance issues. Deborah joins from RPMI Railpen where she is Head of Sustainable Ownership.
Commenting on the appointment, Euan Stirling, Head of Stewardship & ESG Investment, Standard Life Investments, said:
“We are delighted Deborah will join our ESG Investment team, which is growing in size and importance, as we move ESG considerations further up the investment agenda. The consideration of environmental, social and governance issues is now formally integrated as part of our investment research process.
“As active investment managers, engagement continues to be at the heart of our approach to ESG matters and it is important for us to influence the standards of governance that apply. With her depth of knowledge and experience, Deborah will be a terrific addition to the team and invaluable in helping us to hold boards to account.”
Commenting on her appointment, Deborah Gilshan, said:
“I am thrilled to be joining Standard Life Investments, whose approach to governance and stewardship I have long admired. It is really exciting to be joining at a time when ESG considerations continue to increase in significance for investors, companies, regulators and wider society. I look forward to working on behalf of Standard Life Investments’ clients as a steward of their capital in the delivery of long term sustainable value creation.”
Deborah is currently Head of Sustainable Ownership at RPMI Railpen where she leads their work on active ownership and sustainable investment strategies. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, a global initiative to promote diversity, and co-chairs the 30% Club’s institutional investor group in the UK. Deborah serves on the Business Ethics Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network. She is a member of the Steering Group of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s project on corporate culture and serves on the FRC’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel. Deborah is a Fellow of ICSA: The Governance Institute and holds the CFA’s Investment Management Certificate.
In October 2011, Deborah founded The 100% Club, a network for professional women, which Standard Life Investments is proud to support. Deborah started her governance career in December 2000 at the UK’s Co-operative Insurance Society. She read Mathematics and English at the University of Manchester and previously worked in corporate tax at Ernst & Young.
She will join Standard Life Investments in May 2017.