Sustainability Institute

About the Institute

We established the Asia Pacific (APAC) Sustainability Institute in 2021 as a fully integrated sustainability centre of excellence that brings together Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) experts across Asia Pacific. We subsequently launched the Americas Sustainability Institute in late 2022.

Working with our global Sustainability Group, the Institutes are well-situated to translate abrdn’s global strategy for key regional markets, while developing a deep understanding of local client requirements and contributing to their ESG ecosystems.

The Institutes work closely together, creating synergies and sharing best practices for the benefit of our clients.

Our mission

We drive sustainable investing by directing resources across the business towards sustainable outcomes in APAC and Americas by developing solutions that better meet investors’ needs, and by contributing to a resilient regional ESG ecosystem.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver regional sustainability solutions and insights
  • Build regional sustainable investing knowledge communities
  • Contribute to regional sustainable investing progress

Sustainability institute leadership

The abrdn Sustainability Institute membership is led by Danielle Welsh-Rose, Head of Sustainability Investment Specialists, APAC Sustainability & the Sustainability Institute. She oversees both branches in APAC and Americas, which is led by Fionna Ross, Head of Sustainability, Americas.

It consists of established sustainability experts within the regional investment teams, and across the business; including Distribution, Compliance, Product, Learning and Development, and Corporate Sustainability.

Rather than establishing a stand-alone team of sustainability experts, our model uniquely supports a structure where such expertise remains embedded within the investment teams and supporting functions – closest to where they are most needed.

Both branches of the Sustainability Institute are advised by advisory boards. The APAC advisory board is led by abrdn's CEO Investments, Asia Pacific Region, Rene Buehlmann.

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