Mary Jane McQuillen is a Portfolio Manager and the Head of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Program at ClearBridge Investments. Mary Jane co-manages the ClearBridge Sustainability Leaders Strategy, as well as a number of other active equity ESG strategies. She has been with the ESG program at a predecessor firm since 1996 and has 25 years of investment industry experience, and is a member of the ClearBridge Investments Proxy Committee.
D&I is material to every company in every sector, yet there is not only a lack of disclosure but a lack of comparability among disclosures. When I first began my ESG investing career almost 25 years ago, I could see that investor support for sustainable practices was key for management to hear. Being a large owner of the stock was also helpful in gaining access to leadership with whom we could partner. These goals have been at the heart of our approach to ESG integration, and it is encouraging to see data confirm them.5 August 2021