The Chief Investment Officer is responsible for overseeing the development (in coordination with Product) of new RI-themed investment products, for hiring and monitoring sub-advisors with ESG capabilities, and for working with the ESG team to further integrate ESG into our investment process.
NEI's ESG Services Department operates through four program areas: evaluation, engagement, public policy and research. Within each, we have defined roles and responsibilities related to oversight and implementation of our RI program. In addition, we regularly conduct strategic planning to ensure that we are fulfilling our RI mandate and maintaining our leadership position in the RI industry. This strategic planning process includes the Chief Investment Officer and the portfolio management team.