Watch as Marian Macindoe, Head of ESG Stewardship, Parnassus Investments, discusses why investors should care about ESG Stewardship and how she predicts it will evolve over time. WealthManagement.com
Marian is the Head of ESG Stewardship and chair of the firm’s proxy voting committee. She is responsible for oversight of the firm’s corporate engagement efforts. Prior to joining Parnassus in 2022, Ms. Macindoe was the Head of ESG Strategy and Engagement at Uber Technologies. She acted as the Director of Investment Stewardship at Charles Schwab.
David Armstrong is editor-in-chief and executive director of content for Informa’s Wealthmanagement.com, a leading information portal for financial advisors. He’s a longtime business journalist who spent 10 years at Forbes magazine, and previously held reporting positions at Foxnews.com and McGraw-Hill. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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