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Mary Jane McQuillen

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investment
21 Years experience
21 Years at ClearBridge

"We believe that social and environmental issues are also sector-relevant business issues."

Mary Jane McQuillen is a Portfolio Manager and the Head of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Program at ClearBridge Investments. Mary Jane co-manages the ClearBridge Sustainability Leaders Strategy, as well as a number of other active equity ESG strategies. She has been with the ESG program at a predecessor firm since 1996 and has 21 years of investment industry experience, and is a member of the ClearBridge Investments Proxy Committee.

Mary Jane serves on the Board of Directors for the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC), and the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2). She is a former Board member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the largest of the worldwide societies of the CFA Institute. She is also a former Board member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF).

Mary Jane is a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Listed Equities Steering Committee and the ESG Integration Sub-Committee. She is also a long-standing and active member of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Asset Management Working Group (AMWG), which is a collaboration of asset managers from around the world who seek to integrate ESG into investment decision-making on a global level.

In 2015, Mary Jane was named to the "Women Worth Watching" list for Financial Services. In 2008, Mary Jane was named a "Rising Star of Corporate Governance" by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. She is also a member of Bpeace, a volunteer organization that works to introduce sustainable business skills to women in Rwanda, Afghanistan, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Mary Jane received her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. She holds a BS in Finance from Fordham University.

Experience

  • 21 years of investment industry experience
  • Member of the ClearBridge Investments Proxy Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC)
  • Member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Listed Equities Steering Committee and ESG Integration Sub-Committee
  • Fomer Board Member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)
  • Former Board Member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF)
  • Member of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Asset Management Working Group (AMWG)
  • Smith Barney Inc. - Business Unit Analyst
  • MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School
  • BS in Finance from Fordham University

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