Based in Boston, Emily leads Manulife Asset Management’s team of dedicated ESG research and integration analysts to advance the firm’s ESG agenda. In her role, she oversees the team of ESG analysts that work with portfolio management teams on progressing ESG integration processes and conducting ESG engagement with investee companies; works with Manulife Asset Management’s sales and product teams on ESG strategy and marketing; and represents Manulife Asset Management on various industry groups and collaborative initiatives.
Before joining Manulife Asset Management, Emily was Head of ESG Research for Asia-Pacific at MSCI Inc., where she led a team of nine ESG analysts across the region, commencing her role in Beijing and later continuing in Hong Kong. Her team had oversight into research quality and issue identification for approximately 1,200 stocks, and under her leadership produced original research on the relevance of ESG to Asian and emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on China. Prior to that, she was a capital markets lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on funds management, capital raisings, and REITs.
Emily holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the United Nations-sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment’s Listed Equities Integration Subcommittee, and the Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ global collaborative investor engagement initiative. She previously served as chair of the Asian Investor Group on Climate Change’s Member Working Group from 2016 to 2018.