Speaker Profile: Anita McBain
Anita joined the Corporate Finance & Stewardship team in April 2018 and assumed the title of Head of Responsible Investment & ESG in September 2018. Anita provides ESG support across equities and fixed income working very closely with the equity and credit analysts and portfolio managers on deep-dive ESG research, thematic research and ESG engagement. Anita regularly speaks at conferences on topics such as climate risk, company ESG disclosure and sustainability topics including anti-microbial resistance, commodity driven deforestation and palm oil and single-use plastic. Before joining M&G, Anita spent six years as Director Sustainability & Corporate Engagement at an impact investment fund that was focused on mitigating climate change and delivering a societal and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Prior to that, Anita was a fixed income credit analyst for various sell-side and buy-side firms.