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Morgan Stanley today announced the appointment of Linda Hill and Emmanuel Roman to the Institute for Sustainable Investing Advisory Board, effective immediately. The Institute for Sustainable Investing's Advisory Board—comprised of prominent leaders from business, academia and leading non-governmental organizations—guides the Institute's work and strategic priorities.
Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Emmanuel Roman is CEO and Managing Director of PIMCO.
“Our newest board members are both deeply committed to the mission of the Institute and have diversified skill sets that will provide invaluable insight and perspectives to the Institute’s Board,” said James Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley and Chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Investing. “We’ve witnessed a strong increase of interest and commitment to sustainable investing since we began the Institute more than six years ago. We are honoured to have Linda and Emmanuel joining the board as we develop thought leadership and drive capital towards solutions to the pressing ESG challenges we face today.”
“At Morgan Stanley, we’ve been focused on sustainable investing for more than a decade with the establishment of our global sustainable finance group,” said Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley. “Since its creation, the Institute has led work across the firm to create positive impact through thought leadership, financial products and solutions, and strategic collaborations. I look forward to working closely with Linda and Emmanuel as we continue our mission to advance the sustainable investing field and support innovative approaches to solving global sustainability challenges.”
Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing (“The Institute”) is committed to leading work across the Firm, with clients, and with academic institutions to help mobilize capital to sustainable solutions, via global markets and the investors who drive them. Founded in 2013, The Institute has three main focus areas: financial products and solutions that enable clients to invest in sustainability-focused strategies seeking market-rate financial returns; groundbreaking thought leadership that helps mobilize capital toward sustainable investing opportunities; and strategic collaborations with the public, private and nonprofit sectors designed to build capacity and best practices within the field of scalable sustainable investing.
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Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Hill is regarded as one of the top experts on leadership—her research focuses on implementing global strategies and leading innovation; building innovative organizations and ecosystems; developing leaders for innovation; and the role of the board in governing innovation. Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015. Hill completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago.
Emmanuel Roman is PIMCO's Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of the firm. As CEO, he serves on PIMCO’s Executive Committee and has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, Mr. Roman was CEO at Man Group PLC, one of the world’s largest publicly traded alternative asset managers and a leader in liquid, high-alpha investment strategies. Earlier in his career, he was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years, serving as co-head of worldwide global securities and co-head of the European services division. He has served as a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Paris Review of Books, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Tate Foundation and the University of Chicago. He has 31 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in finance and econometrics from the University of Chicago.
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About The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing builds scalable finance solutions that seek to deliver competitive market rate returns while driving positive environmental and social impact. The Institute creates innovative financial products, thoughtful insights and capacity building programs that help maximize capital to create a more sustainable future. For more information about the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, visit www.morganstanley.com/sustainableinvesting.
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