Eastspring Investments, the asset management business of Prudential plc, announced today the appointment of Stuart Wilson to the newly created position of Head of Sustainability.

Wilson joins Eastspring from Australian superannuation fund Sunsuper, where he has worked for over ten years, most recently serving as Head of Responsible investment. In his new role, he will lead and accelerate the firm’s responsible investment efforts across the business and make sustainability a key part of the culture. Wilson will be responsible for Eastspring’s Sustainability team, and will work with investment teams and regional functional leads on the integration of ESG considerations into investment processes, and on the development sustainability-themed products and solutions.

Wai-Kwong Seck, Chief Executive Officer, Eastspring Investments Group, said:

“The appointment of Stuart bolsters our Sustainability team. His depth of expertise will strengthen Eastspring’s ESG competence and reinforce Eastspring’s position as a leading Asia-based asset manager, delivering on our shared purpose as Experts in Asia. Invested in Your Future. Stuart’s appointment will also strengthen our ongoing efforts with our parent company Prudential plc. in transitioning to a low-carbon future and meeting its 2050 net zero carbon emissions goal.”

Wilson added:

“I am excited to be joining the Eastspring team and look forward to building on Eastspring’s experience and capabilities in responsible investing, and further incorporating sustainability into the firm’s DNA.”