Will Oulton

Will Oulton, Global Head, Responsible Investment, First State Investments

Will Oulton is the Global Head, Responsible Investment at First State Investments (FSI) based in the UK and is responsible for defining and delivering FSI’s responsible investment and stewardship strategy globally.  In this role he is tasked with advancing FSI’s understanding of how ESG Factors impact long term investment value.  He is also responsible for developing FSI’s thought leadership programs and managing the RI Governance structure for the business.

Previous to this he was the Head of Responsible Investment for Mercer Investments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, advising institutional asset owners on environmental, social and corporate governance matters. He has more than 15 years of experience working in sustainable and responsible investment. Before joining Mercer, Will was the Director of Responsible Investment at FTSE Group, where he led the development of FTSE’s global sustainability services.

In December 2015 he was appointed Chairman of the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif). He is also a Trustee Director of the CBA (UK) Pension Scheme, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University Business School’s International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Expert Panel Member of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability program and the ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee and sits on a number of investment industry advisory boards and committees.