Capital Group has recruited from JP Morgan for its newly created role of corporate governance director, adding another member to its ESG leadership team.
Rob Hardy has taken the role, after being head of investment stewardship for the EMEA region at JP Morgan, where he led the formulation and oversight of the firm’s ESG strategy and public policy.
Prior to joining JP Morgan in 1996, Mr Hardy had been a corporate governance and proxy voting specialist at Phillips & Drew Fund Management.
“Rob’s years of experience designing and implementing corporate governance and stewardship policies and overseeing proxy voting activities for a large global asset manager make him an integral addition to our team, in this newly created role,” Jessica Ground, global head of ESG at Capital Group commented.
“We are thrilled to have a leader with Rob’s expertise help us carry on our long history of engaging closely with portfolio companies on governance and sustainability issues.”
Mr Hardy added ESG is an area of “great strategic importance” for Capital Group.
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