Ian was appointed to Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Research in October 2011 and was previously the Senior Research Analyst for the AMP Capital Investors Sustainable Alpha Fund. Ian has been instrumental in the establishment and continual development of AMP Capital’s approach to the integration of ESG issues into the investment processes of AMP Capital’s Australian and international equity and fixed interest funds. He also oversees the corporate governance and proxy voting of AMP Capital and its engagement with companies on ESG issues. In this role, Ian assesses the management of intangible assets and sustainable drivers of companies on the Australian Stock Exchange and engaging with these companies in these areas. In addition, he undertakes the assessment of greenhouse gas risk issues for the wider AMP Capital Investment teams and has undertaken a number of studies in this area. Ian is also the Founding Deputy Chair of the Investors Group on Climate Change, which has for over ten years been engaging with companies, the government and fellow investors on climate change including renewable energy policy. Ian's background is in environmental and risk consulting both in Asia/Pacific region and Europe, working with most of the large companies Australia and the UK. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, a Master of Environmental Law, a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.