Team

  • Tony has worked in financial publishing since 1986, working primarily in sales, and as a financial journalist. Former roles include IPE International Publishers (board director, sales director of IPE Magazine, publisher of IPE.com), Centaur Communications (sales director of International Money Marketing), MSM (publisher of Portfolio International, journalist for Money International) and freelance journalism (Observer, Daily Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Lookout Magazine).

    Tony is married with three daughters and lives in south London.

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  • Hugh has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for UK national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability. He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006. From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal.

    Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International. From 1997 to 2003 he worked at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine where he held the position of Deputy Editor, launch Editor of IPE Real Estate and launch Editor of IPE.com.

  • Daniel has been Editor of Responsible Investor since 2010, overseeing the day-to-day running of the site. Daniel was News Editor at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) from 2002 to 2007. Formerly he was Multimedia Editor, Europe for Bloomberg News where he was involved in programming the Bloomberg Forum interview series.

    Prior to this he was Economics Editor at Ideaglobal.com where he oversaw the daily Financial Markets Today economics and market commentary product. While at IPE he was the moderator of the European Parliamentary Pension Forum and has appeared on CNBC and the BBC discussing pension and investment issues. He started his career at Reuters, initially in investor communications before moving on to edit its online staff newsletter ‘The Daily Briefing’.

  • Sophie has a particular focus on climate change economics within the team. Before joining RI, she was News Editor at Environmental Finance where she specialised in green bonds and low-carbon indices – winning a State Street Institutional Press Award for her coverage of passive investment. Sophie began her career after being awarded a scholarship from the Guardian’s Scott Trust in 2012 to do an MA in print journalism. After qualifying, she worked for the Guardian, where she pursued stories around housing, government cuts and regeneration in London. Her work was shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils in 2015.

  • Vibeka focuses on impact investment and social finance. In 2019, she won the CFA UK’s inaugural ESG Journalist of the Year award for her article, titled: Central banks and green finance: A policy revolution is taking place.

    Prior to joining Responsible Investor she worked for Civil Society Media where she wrote about charities and social enterprises in the UK. Vibeka started her journalism career at Utility Week, a news service for the water, gas and electricity industries. She is a mentor with The Student View, a charity using the power of journalism to help school children become creative and confident writers.

  • Carlos focuses on corporate governance and investor stewardship issues. Before joining RI, he was the editor of The Accountant, as well as associate editor of its sister title International Accounting Bulletin. He is a three-time winner of a State Street UK Institutional Press Award: in 2014 for writing on Regulatory Issues, in 2017 for Investment and in 2018 for Investor Services.

    He holds an MA in International Journalism from City University London, a Diploma in Legal Studies from Cardiff University and a Law Degree from Oviedo University. Carlos is a non-practicing member of Lucena’s bar association in Córdoba, Spain. He has also been a visiting lecturer of the Advance Program in Corporate Governance run by the business school of San Pablo CEU University in Madrid.

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  • Khalid retrained as a journalist after working for a number of years in corporate strategy at Sime Darby in Malaysia. He is particularly interested in the social aspect of investments. He won the CFA UK Journalist of the Year Award for his groundbreaking coverage of the human rights issues involved in investment in Chinese surveillance companies. His winning article from December 2018 was titled: Investors still bullish on Chinese surveillance stock despite human rights concerns. He graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with an MA in Journalism.

  • Ella covers a broad range of subjects including sustainable finance in Japan. She has previously been a freelance writer for The Independent, Vice, and Open Democracy on topics including climate protest groups, accessibility, and reproductive rights. Prior to joining RI, she studied an MA in journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she wrote local news stories and created a magazine about disability, which was shortlisted for the BBC Worldwide Best New Brand at the Magazine Academy Awards 2018. Her undergraduate degree was in Spanish and Japanese (BA Hons) at the University of Manchester, which included a year conducting research at Ochanomizu Women’s University in Tokyo on a Nikkensei government scholarship.

  • Paul joined Responsible Investor’s editorial team in 2017. During that time, he has developed a writing interest in shareholder engagement and has interviewed some of the most active US State Treasurers on ESG.

    His journalistic beat includes ESG engagement and voting and the faith investing community. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from King’s College London. In his spare time he Iikes running, hiking, reading and cinema.

  • Paul Hodgson is the U.S. columnist for ‘Responsible Investor’. He is widely considered one of the foremost authorities in the field of governance and executive compensation having researched and written about the subject for more than 25 years. Until 2012, he was GMI Ratings/The Corporate Library’s Chief Research Director.

    Paul is the author of numerous books and research reports on ESG and has had articles published in many newspapers and journals. His most recent book was Building Value Through Compensation, a title in the CCH Board Perspectives series.

  • Jupe heads up subscriptions for RI and is responsible for managing client relationships and business development for the RI news service globally.

    Prior to joining in March 2018, he worked as a relationship manager in the recruitment industry, covering financial services, as well as for Citibank and JP Morgan, doing corporate development. Born and raised in Finland, his professional and academic journey has since taken him to Australia, UK, and US, finally ending up in London in 2012. He completed his LLB (Hons) Law Degree in Corporate Law, as well as his Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice, in the UK, and post-graduate studies in International Business in the US.

  • Gabrielle joined Responsible Investor since 2011. She was also the company office manager until 2018 when she relocated to Dublin, from where she continues to provide subscriptions support. Between 1999 and 2011, Gabrielle held admin roles at the Refugee Council in London, working mainly with policy and development teams supporting refugees, and also worked for some months with the human resources team. Prior to that, she spent a year at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, providing admin support to specialist committees.

    Gabrielle qualified as a language teacher in 1982, and then pursued a range of teaching roles in Ireland, the UK, and Turkey, including Irish and French at secondary level, English as a Foreign Language and English for prospective Business students.

  • Renée Friedman is Head of events and strategic content at Responsible Investor. She has experience across a range of sectors and roles: in media/publishing as a managing editor at The Economist Group; in economic and political risk consulting; in finance as an economist, macro strategist and bond fund manager; in the UK and international policy spheres as an economist to the Treasury Select Committee and as senior economist/chief technical advisor for the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS; and as an academic, designing and teaching economics courses at universities across London.

    Renée is an experienced speaker and moderator, having appeared at events and workshops including those for The Economist Group, BNE Intellinews, IHS Global Insight, and the UNDP. She has also appeared on CNBC.

    Renée holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School, a Masters in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Birmingham, and a Bachelors in International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

  • Chido has been an Events Leader at Responsible Investor since 2015, producing sustainable finance and ESG-focused conferences and workshops in Europe and North America. She is responsible for research, production, speaker acquisition and execution of the RI Europe conference, Responsible Investor’s longest running and largest conference. Prior to joining Responsible Investor, Chido worked for Clear Path Analysis, publishing financial reports and producing seminars mainly for the institutional investor community.

  • Elza joined Responsible Investor in July 2019. Previously, she was a freelance journalist and conference producer for three years, covering sustainable finance, renewable energy, infrastructure finance, energy law and policy and M&A and organising sustainable finance events in Europe, the US and Asia. She has worked as a senior reporter covering renewable energy for infrastructure finance news service Inframation and covered the Nordic M&A market for Mergermarket. She started her career as a journalist and assistant editor at Environmental Finance.

  • Sae is Responsible Investor’s Event Leader in charge of content development for Asia. She joined as Events Coordinator in 2016 where she was responsible for logistics coordination for all RI events. She moved onto her current position in 2018 taking over agenda development and speaker acquisition for the RI Asia Japan conference. Before joining RI, Sae was working on an education project in the occupied Palestinian Territories as a regional representative for a Japanese NGO. She was in charge of fund acquisition, project development and operation with a local partner, as well as liaising with local authorities and donors. She was also involved in the operation of various professional training projects including ‘the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding’ (2009-2015) commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Sae holds a B.A. in International Studies, and an M.A. in International Development.

  • Hamish leads the RI Americas conference and related events. Trained in law, Hamish has studied the impacts of human rights legislation on commodity supply chains and the role of investors in advancing ESG themes in key global capital markets. Prior to joining Responsible Investor, he ran the Legal Programme at the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, administered shareholder resolutions with the ‘Aiming for A Coalition’, and engaged the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on the development of global ESG and climate risk reporting standards. Hamish is passionate about the potential of the financial sector to create a healthier, more prosperous and equitable society. He grew up in Canada, West and Central Africa and has worked as an internal integrity auditor inspecting factories across Mainland China, as well as producing films in Namibia. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Media & Communications from the London School of Economics. He speaks French, German and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Sara is responsible for the operational oversight of RI’s international conferences, workshops, and webinars. Previously, she assisted in the running of diplomatic events and researched counter-radicalisation as well as cyber security policies as Academic Associate at the Swiss Embassy in Singapore. From 2014-2016, on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, she taught in 14 state schools in addition to organising educational and cultural events for the City of Otaru. Sara holds a BA in German and Japanese Studies as well as a MSc in Asian Studies and Counter Terrorism. She is fluent in English, French, Japanese, and German.

  • Julie joined Responsible Investor in 2019. She coordinates with our various stakeholders across time zones and provides logistical assistance to the Events Coordinator in delivering our conferences, workshops, and webinars. Prior to joining RI, she was Translator, Researcher, and PA at the Japan Association of Marine Safety (JAMS), where she researched marine health, regulation and ocean practice within the EU, as well as translated relevant articles for Japanese audiences. Julie graduated in 2018 with a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Dennis is part of the RI Research team at Responsible Investor. RI Research investigates knowledge gaps in the ESG and responsible investment market. Its aim is to produce forward-looking research exploring how financial markets and the investment community view the world’s most pressing sustainability concerns and how they are impacted by the inherent long-term risks and opportunities encapsulated in these issues.

    After graduating from the University of Tübingen (GER), he worked in research at the University of Cambridge and was awarded a PhD from University College London. In his free-time he enjoys rock-climbing, reading and surfing on the English west coast.

  • Banu joined Responsible Investor in 2015 as an Event Leader, overseeing Asia Pacific with the main focus on Japan. During this time she led a variety of events on ESG, ethical finance and investing, and sustainability. In 2018 she joined RI’s Research department, which produces forward-looking research, exploring how financial markets and the investment community view sustainability topics and how they are impacted by their associated long-term risks and opportunities.

    Prior to joining RI, Banu managed events across different asset classes, working on projects commissioned by private and public organisations.

  • Helen helps companies demonstrate value and positive sustainable development through effective stakeholder engagement and communications.

    She brings 15 years’ experience in finance, investor relations, sustainability and ESG from the FTSE100 and FTS250 environment, specialising in strategy, stakeholder engagement, reporting and communications.

    While at Antofagasta plc, a FTSE100 Chilean mining company, in her capacity as Group Manager Investor Relations and Communications, she built the Group sustainability programme moving the Company from a D rating to an A rating over a 7 year period. Work covered development and execution of sustainability strategy, reporting, management of investor ESG investment assessments and engagement on sustainability risk and corporate reputation.

    Helen has subsequently advised Kingfisher plc, Pearson plc and BG Group plc amongst others, on their sustainability strategies, stakeholder engagement and communication plans.

    Prior to working in the sustainability arena, Helen served for 6 years as Deputy Financial Officer (UK) at Antofagasta plc. She holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from The University of Leeds.

  • Jamie’s responsibilities include building partnerships and developing a communication strategy across the organisation. He joined the company as an Events Assistant responsible for managing RI’s live and online presence. Prior to RI, he interned at The Week magazine and worked for youth charities including Debate Mate and NCS. At university he was Publicity and Events Director of the Politics Society and Vice President of the Trading Floor Society, introducing students to investments and finance. He has a First Class Honours BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Birmingham, with a dissertation focussing on Contemporary Japanese Politics and a certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of the Arts London.

  • Andy heads up RI’s commercial and marketing teams working across key clients, subscriptions, delegates and audience acquisition. He joined RI in 2016 as Sales Manager working on subscriptions, becoming Head of Sales in 2017. Before joining RI he ran sales teams for mainstream publishers Trinity Mirror Plc (now Reach Plc) and Haymarket Business Media working across Engineering, Financial, Environmental and Graduate titles.

    Andy has a keen interest in environmental and social issues and a degree in contemporary literature. He is currently studying for the CFA Institute Investment Management Foundations Certificate.

  • Hugo joined Responsible Investor in 2017 and oversees client relationships in Asia, developing business with global financial institutions. He has traveled extensively, having spent a lot of time in Asia and is a fluent Japanese speaker. From 2010-2016 he lived in Japan, spending two years studying his MA in International Relations, where he had the opportunity to work for the Japanese Government, serving under Kono Taro, the now Foreign Minister of Japan. He worked for the British Embassy in Tokyo and the Japan office of Oxford University Press, serving multiple roles in developing relationships with both the public and private sector. A Rotary Scholarship Alumni and one of the student winners of the 2011 Economist Tokyo Conference writing contest, he is an avid reader and writer, having published two novels and several short stories.

  • Jeff has been at Responsible Investor since 2015, after moving to London from Canada. He manages sponsorship and advertising relationships with asset managers and other service providers, with a special focus on North America. He attended Dalhousie University in Canada where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance. Post-graduation, he worked as an Analyst at Citco Fund Services before enjoying a winter in the Canadian Kootenay mountains.

  • Mo develops RI asset owner attendance to our multiple events. Previously, Mo was a Sales Manager for an international B2B media and publishing company. He has also worked with various companies including the Financial Times, Frost & Sullivan and Gartner Group. A French national, Mo has lived in the UK for the past 20 years. He’s passionate about food and wine especially from his native France. He loves football and his favourites team are Olympique Lyonnais and Arsenal.

  • Jonathan has been with Responsible Investor since 2017 and has worked in the events industry for over 10 years. He oversees ticket sales to RI conferences. Before Responsible Investor, Jonathan was an account manager for UBM’s licensing & merchandising trade-shows in London & Las Vegas, where he worked with big brands in the motor and sport industries. Whilst at UBM, Jonathan looked after clients such as Lamborghini, Ducati, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, AC Milan and Chupa Chups.

  • Valentina works in delegate sales with a background as a team manager and customer services specialist, as well as being a freelance photographer. She worked as a conservation volunteer in South Africa , Australia , Kangaroo Island and Madagascar ( with WWF Youth Volunteer 2012 programme ) Published in Lomography London City Guide, wildlife video featured in Buzzfeed’s True Facts: The Lemur and various photography websites.

  • Yuki joined Responsible Investor in 2019 as Business Support for the sales team through contact database management and delegate acquisition. Yuki has a background in the history of architecture and social movements, and previously worked in a charity library looking after special collections.

  • Indre joined Responsible Investor in 2018, looking after the company’s day-to-day operations. She joined after managing the English Football League commercial office in London.

    She worked in the hospitality industry from 2010 to 2015 as part of the management team for well known venues in London such as Sushi Samba and the Buddha Bar, specialising in customer service and relations. Prior to this, Indre worked in the Sales, Insurance and Real Estate sectors, while studying Business Management in Lithuania from 2006-2010.

  • David joined Responsible Investor in 2016 after graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in English Literature, where he increasingly focused on post-war American poetry and wrote his dissertation on the role of poverty in E.M Forster’s fiction.

    As Business Support Executive, David’s work is split between subscriber support, subscriptions administration and assisting the office manager in daily duties.

  • Anna Janczak is a professional accountant and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT status). She has worked in the field for a number of years. Anna is responsible for processing and safeguarding the company’s financial records. She liaises with customers, suppliers and the Responsible Investor team on all day-to-day accounting activities and reports directly to the Directors. Anna works alongside the company’s chartered accountants to prepare company statutory and management reports.

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