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Mary Jane McQuillen

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investment
23 Years experience
23 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 23 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 Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2). She is a former Board member of the IRRC Institute and the CFA Society New York. 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. 

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

  • 23 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 UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Listed Equities Steering Committee and ESG Integration Sub-Committee
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC)
  • Former Board Member of the CFA Society New York
  • Former Board Member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF)
  • Smith Barney Inc. - Business Unit Analyst
  • MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School
  • BS in Finance from Fordham University

Perspectives

  • ESG Investment Program
    3Q19 Commentary: Innovation is changing how we produce, distribute and consume food, creating opportunities and challenges for investors.
  • Large Cap Growth ESG Strategy
    3Q19 Commentary: Innovation is changing the ways we produce, distribute and consume food and creating opportunities and challenges for several portfolio companies.
  • Sustainability Leaders Strategy
    3Q19 Commentary: Defensive areas led the market, and the portfolio's renewable energy holdings delivered differentiated results.
  • Appreciation ESG Strategy
    3Q19 Commentary: Economic growth concerns dominated markets, though the robust U.S. consumer should keep us out of recession in 2019.
  • ESG Investment Program
    2Q19 Commentary: We use engagement and proxy voting to strengthen gender diversity measures in our holdings across sectors and market caps.