SLC Management, the institutional asset management business of Sun Life Financial, announced the appointment of Anna Murray to the newly created position of Managing Director, Global Head of ESG.

In her new role, Murray will be responsible for spearheading ESG strategies for SLC Management that deliver on the firm’s client mandates by integrating ESG risk and performance considerations into the firm’s investment management activities, and for aligning the firm’s ESG reporting and sustainability efforts with Sun Life Financial.

Murray joins the company from real estate investment management firm BentallGreenOak, which was acquired by Sun Life in 2019, where she leads the sustainable investing team as Managing Director, Global Head of ESG. Murray will continue to perform this role at BentallGreenOak. She also serves as Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Investment Committee Property Working Group and Founder and board member of the non-profit Young Women in Energy.

Steve Peacher, President, SLC Management, said:

“Bringing Anna aboard the SLC Management team in this new role adds her global perspective and proven track record of excellence in ESG performance to our broad investment platform. Anna will deliver another compelling value proposition for our investors who are increasingly turning to their fiduciaries to lead the way on sustainable investing. She will also draw on her existing familiarity with our business to build bridges across our organization and work as part of a collective of ESG-committed leaders at SLC Management to deliver exceptional outcomes for our investors and the community of stakeholders we serve.”