Monday Minute Chat Series
2022 ESG Outlook: The Rise of “Improver” Companies
February 28, 2022 | 12:00 PM, EDT
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This session will look at the main themes and challenges dominating environmental, social and governance investing in the year ahead, from the energy transition to the increasing importance of human capital management in the wake of the pandemic. As 2022 unfolds, one thing is becoming very clear: the growing ESG space will require investors to know what they own and focus on high value companies that can truly make an impact in their sectors.
2022 ESG Outlook: The Value of Knowing What You Own
Mary Jane McQuillen
Managing Director,
Portfolio Manager,
Head of ESG Investment
ClearBridge Investments,
a Franklin Templeton company
About Mary Jane
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Mary Jane McQuillen
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Head of ESG Investment  |  ClearBridge Investments, a Franklin Templeton company
Mary Jane McQuillen is the Head of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Program at ClearBridge Investments. Mary Jane also is a Portfolio Manager on the ClearBridge Sustainability Leaders Strategy. She has been with the ESG program at a predecessor firm since 1996 and has 25 years of investment industry experience, and is a member of the ClearBridge Investments Proxy Committee.

Mary Jane is a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Listed Equities Steering Committee and the ESG Integration Sub-Committee. Mary Jane serves on the Board of Directors for both Net Impact and the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2). She also serves on the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Advisory Committee for the Listed Equities Working Group and on the Advisory Board for "The Journal of Impact & ESG Investing."

In 2015, Mary Jane was named to the "Women Worth Watching" list for Financial Services. In 2008, Mary Jane was named a "Rising Star of Corporate Governance" by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. She is also a member of Bpeace, a volunteer organization that works to introduce sustainable business skills to women in Rwanda, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Mary Jane received her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. She holds a BS in Finance from Fordham University.
Franklin Templeton
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