Rachel is the Head of Stewardship Europe within the Global Sustainability Centre, having joined BNPP AM in 2021. She leads stewardship activities in the region to deliver BNPP AM’s Stewardship Policy. This includes direct corporate engagement and engagement through collaborative investor initiatives, as well as proxy voting. Her role also encompasses working with policymakers on key issues relating to sustainable finance and investment, and representing BNPP AM in key investor networks including IIGCC, FAIRR, and the Access to Nutrition Initiative.
Rachel has more than 25 years of wide-ranging experience at the intersection of sustainability, international development and responsible investment. She joined BNPP AM having spent the previous eleven years as a consultant in responsible investment and sustainable business.
Prior to that, she co-led the development of responsible investment capabilities at two firms in London, Insight Investment and ISIS Asset Management. For the first 10 years of her career, she worked on natural resource management and agriculture projects at the World Bank in Washington DC and then at a start-up environmental finance company in New York. She has also held numerous roles as a board trustee and committee member of charities including The Climate Group and Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme.
She holds a BA (Dual Hons) in economics and geography from the University of Sheffield (1988) and an MSc. in rural resources and environmental policy from the University of London (1990).
Rachel is based in London.