Partners Capital Strengthens ESG and Responsible Investing Team with New Head

Kristen Eshak Weldon joins Partners Capital as Global Head of ESG and Impact InvestingLONDON, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A Partners Capital, a leading global Outsourced Investment Office with in excess of $38 billion in assets under management, announced that Kristen Eshak Weldon has joined the firm as Global Head of ESG and Impact Investing.This is a strategically important leadership role within the firm with the overarching objective of continuing to build out its ESG and Impact investment platform. Kristen will further integrate ESG considerations into the firm's decision making and lead targeted engagements with asset managers to ensure that they fully and effectively incorporate ESG drivers into their investment decisions. Furthermore, Kristen will be responsible for building impact investment portfolios and taking over responsibility for measuring the impact that those investments have on the planet and society. She will report to Euan Finlay, Partner and Chair of the firm's Responsible Investment Committee, and Stan Miranda, founder and Chairman.A  "Kristen's hire is a meaningful step forward in our focus on ESG and Impact Investing," said Arjun Raghavan, CEO of Partners Capital. "Our goal is for our portfolios to generate meaningful positive societal and environmental change while maintaining the market beating returns that our investors have come to expect. Kristen's expertise will be invaluable in this endeavor."Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, and long-standing strategic shareholder of Partners Capital said, "We are at historic crossroads, as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic with record-breaking levels of government debt and heightened social and climate challenges. An impact revolution has started, which is building on the tech revolution which preceded it. ESG and Impact investment will continue to grow fast in the years ahead, creating a new source of investment outperformance while improving lives and the environment. I look forward to supporting Kristen's important efforts and ensuring Partners Capital's clients benefit from this historic mega-trend, while contributing to improving our world."
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