FUND OPERATOR PODCAST 1.3: Scottish Widows's Maria Nazarova-Doyle
Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments and Responsible Investments, Scottish Widows, discusses ESG in the investment sector – her 2023 outlook and the challenges and opportunities she's seeing.
Maya Sibul POSTED ON 1/30/2023 8:45:36 AM
Maria Nazarova-Doyle, Head of Pension Investments and Responsible Investments, Scottish Widows, joins FundOperator.com Reporter, Maya Sibul, to discuss ESG in the investment sector – what it looks like for 2023 and the challenges and opportunities that she's seeing.
Maria is the Head of Pension Investments and Responsible Investments, Scottish Widows. She's responsible for defining the investment offering across the pension business – covering workplace savings, and individual and longstanding customer segments – and for incorporating ESG into the investment design. She previously held senior defined contribution investment roles at Mercer and JLT.
Maria is also a spokesperson on investment matters, a regular contributor to pension industry events, and a professional awards judge. She also volunteers on the PMI Policy and Public Affairs Board, the CFA UK Pensions Expert Panel, and the Taskforce on Pension Scheme Voting Implementation. And she’s one of just a handful of women in these senior positions focused on sustainability in the UK finance sector.
Maria spoke last year at Clear Path Analysis's ESG investment leader’s conference on the topic of “What value can companies gain from ESG and impact investing?” and here she expands on many of those topics.
In this episode, we're covering the ESG landscape for the investment sector, particularly those macro themes around ESG's growth and development – as well as the market's response. We ask Maria if we are seeing quick enough change to the industry, how can we compel those laggards, what positives are we seeing, how do we fix the persistent issues, and what developments are we excited about in the future?
Dive in for more of Maria's views.
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