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Morningstar appoints new Commercial Leader for ESG ratings arm

Yasmine Raso8 July 2024
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Morningstar has appointed Michelle Cameron to the newly created role of Commercial Leader for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings arm, Sustainalytics.

Cameron brings close to two decades of experience in financial services sales and customer management, with a focus on sustainable finance and investment. She has enjoyed previous roles at Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, and recently was the Director of Sustainable Finance and Investment Sales at the London Stock Exchange Group.

In her new role at Morningstar Sustainalytics, Cameron will be responsible for growing its market presence across Australia and New Zealand.

“I am pleased to have Michelle join the team at an important time for our clients as they grapple with key legislation such as the upcoming mandatory climate related financial disclosure. Michelle’s appointment will be key as our clients transition to this new legislative regime,” Morningstar Managing Director of Enterprise, Peter Bryant, said.

“Our research has highlighted investor appetite with strategies such as climate funds continuing to grow. We remain committed to supporting our clients’ preferences as they navigate how to incorporate ESG themes into their investment decisions.”

“I am looking forward to joining Morningstar Sustainalytics and driving growth for the business,” Cameron said.

“With its very well reputed in-depth sustainable and ESG research, I believe the business is well positioned to support the regions reporting adoption and I look forward to collaborating with it’s clients and the market to develop and provide effective investment solutions that tackle climate, governance and social challenges.”

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