Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointment of Monique Mathys-Graaff as senior director, in the newly-established role of senior sustainable investment strategist.
Mathys-Graaff’s role will see her working alongside WTW’s investment and client teams to further integrate sustainability into its investment process and embed sustainable investment thinking into client portfolios. She will report to Mark Calnan, head of Investments, EMEA.
WTW said she joins with around 20 years of experience in a variety of investment strategy and sustainability focused roles within asset managers, investment banks and corporates. Most recently, she was senior advisor at the Impact Management Project, working with a diverse set of institutional investors who are driving systemic change in sustainability.
Calnan said: “Sustainability is the central theme in investment markets today and will only grow in prominence in years to come. Asset owners are grappling with how to deal with the challenges and opportunities and we make no secret of the fact that we want to be a market leader in sustainable investment.
“So we’re very excited to welcome Monique and her expertise in implementing sustainable strategies. She will work closely with clients to further embed sustainable investment practices into portfolios.”
Mathys-Graaff added: “Willis Towers Watson has leading capability and breadth of expertise in sustainable investment, through its work on climate, diversity and broader social responsibility.
“I am excited to be working with such a well-established and respected team to implement sustainability practices into our clients’ governance and investment decision-making, as their needs and requirements increase further.”