Franklin Templeton Appoints Anne Simpson As Global Head of Sustainability
January 24, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Franklin Templeton announced the appointment of Anne Simpson as Global Head of Sustainability, a newly-created role charged with driving Franklin Templeton’s overall strategic direction on stewardship, sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategy globally. Simpson joins the firm from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), where she served as Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability, leading the development and execution of CalPERS award-winning Sustainable Investment Strategy across a global portfolio of US$5001 billion with 80% assets internally managed. She will report to President and CEO Jenny Johnson and join the firm on February 22, 2022, based in California.
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Franklin Templeton’s Commitment to Sustainability
As an active manager, Franklin Templeton is proud to offer a wide range of sustainable solutions, and believes its scale allows it to invest in the critical technology that will help each of its boutique managers evaluate investments through an ESG lens. Franklin Templeton is committed to advancing ESG and sustainable investing goals while making sure these investments are productive, profitable and make an impact.
Franklin Templeton has identified climate change as a key strategic priority for the firm and has made commitments to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI). Further information on Franklin Templeton’s approach to ESG can be found at https://www.franklinresources.com/resources/about-us/citizenship.
About Franklin Templeton
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 165 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company brings extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and over $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. For more information, please visit franklinresources.com.
1 CalPERS AUM - https://www.calpers.ca.gov/page/investments