BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) announced today the appointment of Jane Karen Ho as Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific, within its Global Sustainability Centre in Singapore.
In her new role, Ho will lead the firm’s stewardship activities in Asia Pacific, including researching key corporate governance issues, undertaking direct and collaborative engagement on sustainable themes and working with policymakers on issues relating to sustainable finance.
The appointment follows the announcement earlier this year of BNPP AM’s 2025 strategic ambitions, which focus primarily on extending its sustainable investing capabilities and offerings, with the goal to become “the sustainable asset manager of reference in Europe.” BNPP AM launched its Global Sustainability Strategy in 2019, which included integrating ESG factors into its investment processes and boosting its engagement and stewardship approach on ESG issues.
Angelia Chin, BNPP AM’s Singapore Chief Executive Officer, added:
“The addition of Jane to the Asia-Pacific sustainability team will be invaluable as we continue to expand the firm’s sustainable capabilities in Singapore and the region. She will be instrumental in the development of our robust approach to corporate governance and ambition in terms of stewardship activities as we further cement our positon as the sustainable investor for a changing world.”
Prior to the new appointment, Jane worked as Director of Investor Practice at the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) spearheading global initiatives for AIGCC such as the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, the Paris-Aligned Investment Initiative, the Investor Agenda as well as the AIGCC’s Asia Utilities Engagement Program. Before joining AIGCC, Ho served as a Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Michael Herskovich, BNPP AM’s Global Head of Stewardship, said:
“Jane will be a hugely valuable addition to the Global Sustainability Centre as we increase our engagement with issuers in the region. With Asia Pacific being a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity challenges, she will play a crucial role in leading the firm’s sustainability and stewardship work in this area.”