PRI hires new Director of Policy

LONDON, 8 May 2015

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) today announced the appointment of Nathan Fabian as Director of Policy. He will take up his new role 30 June.

Mr Fabian joins the PRI after six years as CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), an institutional investor association on climate policy and investment, which encourages government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders.

Previous to this role, Mr Fabian spent two and a half years as head of ESG research at Regnan, a leading provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) research and engagement. He has also worked as a senior consultant for Arthur Andersen and as a market analyst at Krone, a German-based telecommunications company and as a corporate governance policy advisor to Senator Penny Wong of Australia.

Mr Fabian holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of New South Wales and a BBus. from the University of Newcastle.

Based in London, Mr Fabian will be responsible for further developing and implementing the PRI’s policy work stream, supporting signatories to identify and overcome barriers that currently prevent financial markets from functioning more sustainably. He will report to the PRI’s Managing Director Fiona Reynolds.

“We are delighted that Nathan will be joining the PRI as head of policy,” said Fiona Reynolds, managing director of the PRI. “His extensive knowledge of a wide range of ESG issues, combined with his experience in policy development, is the perfect blend of expertise for this role.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr Fabian said: “ I’m very excited to be given this opportunity to work with the team at PRI and to further develop the policy work stream. Engaging with policy makers is paramount to moving responsible investment forward and the PRI’s global base of signatories lends itself to a wide range of policy initiatives.”

For more information, contact:

Joy Frascinella
Head of PR
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
+44 (0) 20 3714 3143
joy.frascinella@unpri.org