In 2018 Ashmore appointed its first Head of Sustainability and ESG Integration. Through this appointment we have formalised our process for setting and reviewing responsible investing objectives and activities. Overall, responsibility for Ashmore’s responsible investment activities lies with the Board of Directors, which delegate day to day responsibility to an ESG committee chaired by the Head of Sustainability and ESG Integration.
The ESG committee meets formally on a quarterly basis, and has representation from across the organisation, in particular the investment teams, operations and risk management. Ashmore’s integrated approach to ESG assessment, means that reviews of all ESG investment related activities are undertaken by the Investment Committee and the sub-Investment Committees. The ESG Committee reviews and ensures the maintenance and integrity of all responsible investment processes and procedures.