Colonial First State has announced Jodie Tapscott will join the business as senior manager of corporate responsibility, overseeing the company’s responsible investing initiatives.
Ms Tapscott will oversee the implementation of Colonial First State’s (CFS) wealth management responsible investing framework, announced in 2015 as part of a broader push on environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks.
CFS head of investments Scott Tully said the appointment was intended to strengthen the company’s responsible investing capacity.
“We are increasing our commitment to responsible investing, enabling us to drive positive and lasting change through good business practice. Jodie's appointment is a key step in that process,” he said.
CFS said the framework Ms Tapscott is responsible for implementing will embed ESG considerations in to the investment process, improve transparency around how EG decisions are made and improve ESG risk assessment.
Ms Tapscott commences in her new role in December 2016.