GLOBAL - Mercer has added six people to its global responsible investment (RI) team.
Susanna Jacobson joined as a responsible investment analyst based in London having previously worked with Innovest and SustainAbility.
Jane Ambachtsheer, global head of responsible investment, Mercer, said: "This growth reflects the extent to which responsible investment is evolving - from a niche area to one of our core lines of business.
Ambachtsheer added: "This is due to an increasing number of institutional investors around the world seeking advice on how to better incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment processes."
Also joining Mercer's RI team was Jordan Berger and Kelly Gauthier in Toronto, Dr. Xinting Jia in Melbourne and Megumi Terayama in Tokyo.
Mercer's launched its global business unit focused on RI and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in 2004. This 14 person team which is headquartered in Toronto also has staff in New York, London, Tokyo and Melbourne.
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