Kathy Ryan takes on the newly-created chief sustainability officer role at M&G on 13 November 2023.

With reference to her appointment, Kathy said, “Our industry has an immense role to play in improving sustainable outcomes achieved and financing the transition to net zero.”

“Through responsible asset management, pensions, life and savings, M&G can play a significant role in developing sustainable long term investment solutions and building on existing initiatives such as PruFund Planet and its Catalyst investment strategy. I look forward to working with my colleagues to build on M&G’s existing capabilities and progress its approach to sustainability,” she added.

Kathy joins M&G from Irish Life Investment Management where she was head of Responsible Investment responsible for leading a team of ESG specialists to advance ESG integration and stewardship across asset classes. In addition, she improved sustainable best practice across industry and chaired the CDP Ireland Network, launched the 30% Investor Initiative Ireland on Diversity and contributed to Ireland’s Climate Action Plan.

She has extensive experience in sustainable investing, having founded an ESG investment research and analytics firm, Global Green Investments which advised clients such as the World Bank, the European Commission and the UK government.

Kathy will report to CFO Kathryn McLeland.



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