Mercer Expands Global Responsible Investment Team

Mercer Expands Global Responsible Investment Team

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Mercer Expands Global Responsible Investment Team

  • 11 April 2018
  • Australia, Melbourne

Australia and New Zealand, April 11, 2018 -- Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced the expansion of its Responsible Investment team with three new hires across the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. These three new hires will be focused on the ongoing integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into clients’ portfolios.

“We’re excited to welcome Max, Tomi and Timothy to our global Responsible Investment team.” said Mercer’s Helga Birgden, Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment. “We look forward to leveraging their collective industry knowledge and experience to provide exceptional support for our clients who are looking to address ESG risks and opportunities, including climate change, on both a regional and global scale.”

Timothy Stamp will join the Australian Responsible Investment team in Mercer’s Sydney office and report to Helga Birgden, Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment. Mr. Stamp will be working with Mercer clients in the Pacific region on ESG integration. Prior to joining Mercer, Mr. Stamp spent three years working as a Senior Consultant in KPMG’s human rights and social impact team, KPMG Banarra. Before that he worked as a Social Auditor for five years based in London. In his role at KPMG, he worked with clients across FMCG, real estate, natural resources, financial services and government to better understand and manage their human rights, social and environmental impacts, risks and opportunities. He holds a Master of Science, Environmental Science and Management from the University of York and BA Honors majoring in Philosophy from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

In the United States, Max Messervy joined Mercer’s Responsible Investment team in Boston, MA where he will be supporting clients across North America with ESG integration efforts. Mr. Messervy will be reporting to Alex Bernhardt, US head of Responsible Investment.  Prior to joining Mercer, Mr. Messervy spent nearly four years working in the Insurance practice at Ceres, a Boston-based, non-profit sustainability advocacy organization. In that role, he worked with a range of stakeholders across the industry in making the business case for the sector to address climate and ESG risks and opportunities. Mr. Messervy holds a Master of Public Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and an Honors Religious Studies degree from McGill University.

Tomi Nummela joined the United Kingdom Responsible Investment team, working in Mercer’s London office. Reporting to Lucy Tusa, UK Head of Responsible Investment, Mr. Nummela will be working with clients throughout Europe on ESG integration. Prior to this role, Mr. Nummela spent four years at the Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI) leading their Investment Practice development. In that role, he worked with asset owners to understand how their investment strategies are affected by global sustainability megatrends as well as effective ways to respond to those trends. Mr. Nummela holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Turku in his native Finland, MBA in CSR from the University of Nottingham and he is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

The Global Responsible Investment team was established in 2004 and has been at the forefront of industry thought leadership and implementation ever since, with has dedicated resources in seven cities (Seattle, Boston, Toronto, London, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney) covering three major regions around the world – North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Across the Pacific, organisations look to Mercer for global insights, thought leadership and product innovation to help transform and grow their businesses.

Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com.au.

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