SLC Management appoints global head of ESG

Parent company of Sun Life builds on its 'unwavering commitment' to sustainable investing

SLC Management appoints global head of ESG

SLC Management, the $245 billion fixed income and alternatives asset manager, has announced the appointment of Anna Murray to the newly created role of Managing Director, Global Head of ESG.

She will report to SLC Management President, Steve Peacher, effective immediately. A statement said: “This appointment further builds on the firm's unwavering commitment to sustainable investing and adds global ESG expertise to its diverse investment platform.”

It added that Murray, who will be based in Toronto, will spearhead ESG strategies for SLC Management that deliver on the firm's client mandates by building resilience, environmental and social performance, and risk mitigation into the firm's investment management activities. She will also be responsible for aligning the firm's ESG reporting and sustainability efforts with SLC Management's parent company, Sun Life.

Peacher said: "Bringing Anna aboard the SLC Management team in this new role adds her global perspective and proven track record of excellence in ESG performance to our broad investment platform.

“Anna will deliver another compelling value proposition for our investors who are increasingly turning to their fiduciaries to lead the way on sustainable investing. She will also draw on her existing familiarity with our business to build bridges across our organization and work as part of a collective of ESG-committed leaders at SLC Management to deliver exceptional outcomes for our investors and the community of stakeholders we serve."

Murray will continue her work with SLC Management's real estate investment manager, BentallGreenOak, where she leads the firm's Sustainable Investing team.

She is also the co-chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Investment Committee Property Working Group and Founder of the non-profit Young Women in Energy.