Sarasin & Partners has appointed head of stewardship Natasha Landell-Mills as a partner.
Ms Landell-Mills joined Sarasin & Partners in 2013 and has a background in development economics and responsible long-term investment. She oversees the integration of environment, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the investment process, including ownership activities.
Additionally, Ms Landell-Mills sustains policy and positioning of stewardship issues both internally and externally, and is a member of Sarasin & Partners’ Investment Strategies Group. She is also currently a member of the International Corporate Governance Network’s Accounting and Auditing Committee, the UK’s Corporate Reporting and Auditing Group, and the Asian Corporate Governance sub-group in Japan.
In total, Ms Landell-Mills has 15 years of experience in long-term responsible investment, and has spent time working on sustainable development issues in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Before joining Sarasin & Partners, she was a senior analyst at Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management, and a senior adviser at OTP Asset Management prior to this.
Managing partner of Sarasin & Partners, Guy Matthews, said Ms Landell-Mills has “invaluable industry experience and expert knowledge in her field”.
He added: “Her appointment reflects the importance of stewardship principles across our firm’s philosophy and investment process.”