Anita McBain will join Citi Research on 21st September as a Managing Director, Head of EMEA ESG Research. Anita joins Citi from M&G Investments where she was Head of Responsible Investment and Environmental & Social Governance (ESG).
“Anita will significantly strengthen our ESG research presence,” says Andrew Pitt, Global Head of Citi Research and Global Insights and ICG Head of Research and Content. “Citi Research & Global Insights has demonstrated longstanding commitment to leading ESG analysis, with 15 years of continued investment in this space, recognised by top-ranked positions in external polls and award-winning research,” he adds.
Anita will work closely with research teams around the world, reinforcing Citi’s leading ESG research offering currently spearheaded by Zoe Whitton in Citi Research in Asia-Pacific and by Jason Channell’s leadership in Citi Global Insights in London. ESG practices and themes continue to grow within the asset management industry and in corporate boardrooms and Citi Research & Global Insights remain at the forefront of this growth.
At M&G Anita led the integration of ESG into the internal and external investment process, working with M&G Equity and Fixed Income investment teams and engaging client asset owners and corporates on climate change and broader sustainability themes. Anita has a particularly deep interest in climate risk, sustainable supply chains, biodiversity loss and health risks.
Prior to joining M&G, Anita held a variety of roles in buy-side and sell-side firms in the climate change and sustainability sectors as well as in Fixed Income research. She has lived and worked in Singapore, is a graduate of City University of London, holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, and has completed postgraduate studies in Sustainability at the University of Cambridge.