International research and investor relations consultancy Edison Group announced today the appointment of Kelly Perry as Head of ESG Client Services, in a move the firm said is aligned with its continued expansion and focus on its ESG offering.

In her new role, Perry will spearhead the company’s efforts to commercialize and integrate ESG solutions across existing research and investor relations areas of business. Additionally, Perry will oversee all business and product development, product strategy, and communications related to ESG products, and will engage with internal and external stakeholders on ESG related topics.

Perry joins Edison from The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), where she focused on private markets fundraising. Prior to LSEG, she served as Vice President Corporate/Investor Access, US & Europe at Cowen and Company. Perry is also a member of the Women-inspired Network (WIN) and is actively engaged with the CFA Institute’s ESG Investing education program. 

Perry said:

ESG is the fastest growing area of Capital Markets, with ESG funds on track to hold more assets under management than their non-ESG counterparts by 2025. Rapidly becoming one of the most important factors for companies when engaging with investors. As scrutiny around ESG shows no sign of slowing, financial market participants will continue to hold sustainability at the center of their decision-making. As a result, it is an exciting time to be working for Edison, helping deliver its innovative product suite in this area and I look forward to growing this key vertical for the company and the team going forward.”