Head of ESG and Portfolio Manager
BA, MInternatComm, GradDipFinPlan
Emma joined Maple-Brown Abbott in May 2020 as Head of ESG. Before Maple-Brown Abbott, Emma spent 14 years with BT, most recently as Head of Customer Governance and Sustainability where she had responsibility for the organisation’s product governance and sustainability functions across superannuation, investments and insurance. Prior to this, Emma held strategy and operations roles in BT’s private wealth, superannuation, investments, platforms and advice divisions. Before BT, Emma worked in blue-chip technology and financial services organisations in Sydney and London. Among industry collaborations, Emma served as co-Chair of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) technical working group on meeting community expectations and has experience across the asset owner, corporate and investor pillars of the ESG value chain. In her current role, Emma is responsible for the development and implementation of Maple-Brown Abbott’s ESG strategy, policies and governance. She also oversees the integration of ESG risks and opportunities into investment decision-making, engagement and proxy voting initiatives across the Australian, Asian and Emerging Markets strategies as well as stakeholder communications. In addition, Emma is co-Portfolio Manager of the Australian Sustainable Future Fund.