Mercer strengthens Responsible Investment unit

Will Oulton is leaving his role as director of Responsible Investment at FTSE Group to join Mercer’s investment consulting business as European Head of Responsible Investment.

Oulton will start his new role at Mercer in May when he replaces Emma Hunt, Mercer’s former head of responsible investment for Europe who left to join rival advisor Towers Watson in February.

“We are delighted to be expanding our global Responsible Investment team and to have Will lead our efforts in Europe,” said Andrew Kirton, Global Head of Mercer’s Investment Consulting business. “We are strongly committed to our RI offering and Will brings an impressive wealth of knowledge and experience to the team that will enable us to further enhance our services in this area.”

Oulton has a wide range of responsible investment experience, in his previous position he led the management and development of FTSE’s responsible investment services, including the FTSE4Good ts indices. He is a board member of the Responsible Investment Academy of Australia and a member of UKSiF’s Sustainable Pensions Advisory Board. He was also recently appointed as Vice President of EUROSIF.

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