Cbus Super has announced the appointment of Ros McKay as it's new head of responsible investment.
Ms McKay, who will also join Cbus Super's investment leadership team, has been tasked with leading the “evolution of the fund's ‘total portfolio’ approach to managing ESG investment risks and opportunities”.
This will include working on the fund's climate roadmap which aims to safeguard members' savings from climate-related risk.
Ms McKay has over 20 years of responsible investment experience in Australia and the UK, and has worked as Cbus Super's head of stewardship and policy in the responsible investment team for four years.
Cbus chief investment officer, Kristian Fok, said he is “delighted” to welcome Ms McKay this week.
“Ros will bring her extensive experience and collaborative style to oversee the advancement of our responsible investing strategy and priorities,” Mr Fok said.
“The strength of Cbus' internal responsible investment team reiterates the importance of building internal capability and expertise so that ESG remains an integrated part of the investment decision-making process, with our members benefiting from new opportunities and innovations.
“Our commitment to managing these opportunities and risks has never been more important.”
Ms McKay is currently a member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI) Taxonomy Steering Committee, and chairs the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors' (ACSI) Rights and Cultural Heritage Risk Management.