Sustainable Investing
May 29, 2020

Emily Chew Joins Morgan Stanley Investment Management


Sustainable Investing

Emily Chew Joins Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Emily Chew Joins Morgan Stanley Investment Management

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May 29, 2020


Emily Chew has joined us as the Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management.  Emily will lead our investment business’ sustainability strategy and governance efforts.  She will partner with the ESG leads on each of our investment platforms to continually enhance ESG integration practices and to deliver best-in-class ESG products and solutions.  Emily joins us from Manulife Investment Management where she was the Global Head of ESG.  Additionally, she was recently the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ global collaborative investor engagement initiative, previously served as the Chair of the Asian Investor Group on Climate Change, and is a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Listed Equities Integration Subcommittee.

At MSIM, we take a holistic approach to sustainable investing to promote long-term value for our business and clients. We believe that ESG factors influence risk, return and opportunity, and our portfolio managers integrate them in building client portfolios and making investment decisions. By design, MSIM’s approach to ESG integration is driven by our investment teams and differentiated across strategies and asset classes.  At MSIM, ~75% of long-term client assets apply sustainable investing approaches (Defined as long-term assets under management (excludes liquidity assets) managed according to at least one sustainable investing approach as of 12.31.19)


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