Richard Lake, Global Head of Investment Risk, is a member of the European Executive Committee and also Chairman of the ESG Committee, which meets quarterly to:
1) develop and review the company’s sustainability, corporate governance and social responsibility strategy, framework, principles and policies and make relevant recommendations to the management committee; and;
2) promote the principles of good corporate governance, sustainable and socially responsible investment within the funds managed or advised by Savills Investment Management, and to meet with representatives of the investment management team on a six monthly basis to review the performance of the funds in terms of the Savills Investment Management group ESG objectives.
Richard's role as Chairman of the ESG Committee entails responsibility for both the oversight and accountability of responsible investment at Savills Investment Management (1, above) and the implementation of responsible investment within the funds managed or advised by Savills IM (2, above).
James Bury is Global COO and a member of the ESG Committee. He is responsible for the operational implementation of any ESG objectives and activities in our business.
Kiran Patel is Global CIO and a member of the ESG Committee. He responsible for integration of ESG considerations into investment and property management decisions in our business.
Lucy Auden is an ESG and Investor Relations Manager and is reposible for liaisng with the senior management above to agree and manage Savills IM's anunal ESG targets, via a roadmap. Lucy's insight into the responsible investment policies of investors and prospects ensures our ESG policy is aligned with our internal and external stakeholder priorties, and best practice. Lucy also manages the relationship with our sustainability consultants for UK and pan-Europeans funds, ensuring KPIs are set and reviewed in regular meetings between the service provider and the fund teams.
As a member of the Savills Group, Savills IM subscribes to the Savills Group Environmental, Conflicts of Interest and Anti-Corruption policies. Two members of the Savills Board are present on the Savills Investment Management Global Executive Committee (GEC) ensuring integration and implementation of Savills policies within the Investment Management business. The GEC meets approximately 6 times a year.