UK - Friends Ivory & Sime (FIS) has added Kirsty Jenkinson to its governance and socially responsible investment (GSRI) team.
Jenkinson, a former Goldman Sachs International analyst, joins the GSRI team as a senior analyst. In her new role at FIS, Jenkinson will lead the GSRI team’s engagement programmes on human rights, labour standards and environmental credit risk.
Additionally, Jenkinson will lead FIS's outreach activities with brokerage firms. These activities are aimed at encouraging better institutional research coverage of risks related to corporate social responsibility.
At Goldman Sachs, Jenkinson spent six years as a European corporate bond analyst and institutional sales adviser. She has also conducted research for the Burma Campaign, the UK organisation working to promote human rights and democracy in Burma.
According to FIS, Jenkinson’s work for the Burma Campaign formed the basis of the reference document underlying the shareholder-led initiative Business Involvement in Myanmar (Burma) – A Statement from Institutional Investors. The document reviewed foreign investment in Burma and the associated risks to companies and investors.
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