Financial services and solutions provider Apex Group announced today an expansion of its ESG & Sustainability solutions, with the launch of an enhanced set of ESG solutions targeting investors, asset managers and corporates.
The expanded offering follows Apex’s completion earlier this year of asset management service provider MJ Hudson’s Data & Analytics business, which included the firm’s ESG & Sustainability advisory services and platforms.
According to Apex, with the new offerings, the firm will provide ESG and sustainability services supporting clients through the investment lifecycle, including ESG policy and implementation, helping clients ensure they comply with sustainability regulations, streamlined data collection and verification for ESG assessment and reporting, and consulting services and technical expertise across a broad range of sustainability topics.
Apex said that it has also enhanced its Impact Solutions, supporting impact investors and clients looking to show the impact of their investments, strengthened its Carbon and Climate services encompassing carbon emissions monitoring, and launched a new Nature Solutions offering aimed at identifying and assessing nature-related risks and opportunities.
The expanded offering will be delivered by a global team of over 150 experts, and led by Emma Bickerstaffe, who joined Apex from MJ Hudson, where she had been serving as Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability. Prior to joining MJ Hudson in 2021, Bickerstaffe served as Managing Director of The Big Exchange, a partnership between asset managers including Standard Life Aberdeen, Columbia Threadneedle and AllianceBernstein offering impact funds to retail investors.
“We are at an exciting juncture in the evolution of Apex Group’s ESG offering by combining the power of a proprietary technology platform with operational excellence and deep advisory experience. Our mission is to positively impact business today for a sustainable tomorrow, and with a passionate team and the global footprint of Apex Group we know we are well equipped to drive change and address the challenges facing the world today.”