Based in Boston, Emily Chew is Global Head of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Research and Integration. As the primary lead on ESG, Emily has oversight over the Manulife Investment Management’s ESG research agenda, works to engage with companies and portfolio managers on ESG integration issues, and sets the strategic direction for thematic ESG investing.
Before joining Manulife Investment Management, Emily was Head of ESG Research for Asia-Pacific at MSCI Inc., where she led a team of nine ESG analysts across the region, commencing her role in Beijing and later continuing in Hong Kong. Her team had oversight into research quality and issue identification for approximately 1,200 stocks, and under her leadership produced original research on the relevance of ESG to Asian and emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on China. Prior to that, she was a capital markets lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on funds management, capital raisings, and REITs.
Emily holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the United Nations-sponsored Principles for Responsible Investment’s Listed Equities Integration Subcommittee, and sits on the Steering Committee of the Climate Action 100+ collaborative investor engagement initiative. She formerly chaired the Asian Investor Group on Climate Change’s Member Working Group.