Global Head of Environmental, Social and
Corporate Governance Research & Integration
Manulife Asset Management
Based in Hong Kong, Emily is Global Head of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Research and Integration. Emily has oversight over Manulife Asset Management’s ESG research agenda, works to engage with companies and portfolio managers on ESG issues, and sets the strategic direction for ESG investment for the firm.
Before joining Manulife Asset Management, Emily was Head of ESG Research for Asia-Pacific at MSCI Inc., where she led a team of nine 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 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 chairs the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change.