LGS responsible investment lead moves to Aberdeen Standard

Executive Move


Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Bill Hartnett as an ESG investment director, based in London.

Hartnett, who will report to Euan Stirling, global head of stewardship and ESG investment, will be responsible for supporting investment colleagues in emerging markets and the Asia Pacific, including Australia, and will "analyse specific long-term factors involving investee companies’ environmental and social management and performance, as well as the effectiveness of governance structures," ASI said.

Hartnett has over 20 years’ experience in responsible investment and active ownership roles. Before joining ASI, he was head of responsible investment at Local Government Super and previously served as managing director, Asia Pacific at Innovest and product manager, growth funds at Challenger Financial Services Group

Stirling said of his appointment: “We are delighted Bill has joined our ESG investment team, which is growing in importance, as we continue to move ESG considerations further up the investment agenda."

Hartnett added: “I am proud to have developed sophisticated ESG-integrated strategies and an extensive and effective active ownership program in my previous roles. I now look forward to working with my ASI colleagues to offer innovative ESG strategies to our existing and prospective clients.”


March 2019

Head of Responsible Investment

Local Government Super


May 2019

ESG Investment Director

Aberdeen Standard Investments

News reports on this move

The Sustainability Report
Financial Standard