Impax aspires to best practices across all aspects of the management of its listed and private equity investments. Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) considerations are embedded within our rigorous ten step investment process for listed equities. Failure by a company to reach the required ESG score will prevent our investment.

Impax engages with investee companies and undertakes long term engagement to improve practice and disclosure across their governance and sustainability activities. We view proxy voting as a key activity in the ongoing dialogue with companies in which we invest. We are committed to ensuring the consistent exercise of voting rights associated with shares held in investment mandates where proxy voting has been delegated to us.  Impax supports the UK Stewardship Code and complies with its guidelines regarding proxy voting and engagement. We publically disclose a summary of our proxy voting activity on a quarterly basis.

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Lisa Beauvilain

Head of Sustainability & ESG, Executive Director

Lisa is responsible for the development and oversight of Impax’s Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, including overseeing stewardship work in the Listed Equity team. She is the Chair of Impax’s ESG, Sustainability Lens and Environmental Committees and also Co-Heads Impax’s impact investment work.

Lisa joined Impax in 2010. She started working in the financial industry in 1999 and previously worked as an executive director in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in London. Lisa has also worked as an independent consultant, focusing on environmental policy research and analysis.

She is active within working groups and advisory councils relating to impact investing, water, governance and ESG standard setting with several external industry organisations.

Lisa has an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics as well as an MSc in Finance from the Hanken School of Economics, Finland.

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Miriam Benarey

Associate, Sustainability Research & ESG

Miriam is responsible for the implementation and development of Impax’s Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis, including engagement and stewardship activities in the Listed Equity team. She is a member of Impax’s ESG and Environmental Committees and supports Impax’s impact investment work.

Miriam joined Impax in June 2019. Before moving into financial services, she worked for three years as a senior sustainability consultant at thinkstep, a company offering consulting and software in the sustainable development sector. Prior to this Miriam worked as a project manager in corporate sustainability at TeeGschwendner, a German tea merchant.

Miriam has an MSc in Global Management & Governance from HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration and a BSc in Economics & Business Economics from Utrecht University.

Celeste Cole

Sustainability Research Analyst

Celeste Cole is a Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC, formerly Pax World Management LLC. In this role, she is responsible for evaluating the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of companies for inclusion in the firm’s portfolios and for supporting the firm’s engagement and advocacy efforts. Celeste is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics Team.

Celeste Cole is a Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds. She evaluates the environmental, social and governance performance of companies for potential inclusion in the firm’s portfolios, and she supports the firm’s engagement and advocacy efforts. Celeste is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics Team.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Celeste was a Senior ESG Associate for MSCI, Inc., where she conducted ESG company and thematic research and engaged with companies about their management of ESG issues. Prior to that, Celeste served as ESG Analyst at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, with a focus on the pharmaceutical, steel and telecommunications sectors.

Celeste received a bachelor’s degree in business communication from the University of Teesside and an MBA from the University of Hull, UK.

Julie Gorte, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing

Julie Gorte is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm’s shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy. Julie is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics team.

Julie Gorte is Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm’s shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy. Julie is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics team.

Prior to joining the firm, Julie served as Vice President and Chief Social Investment Strategist at Calvert. Her experience before she joined the investment world in 1999 includes a various number of roles. Julie spent nearly 14 years as Senior Associate and Project Director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Additionally, she has held the roles of Vice President for Economic and Environmental Research at The Wilderness Society, and Program Manager for Technology Programs in the Environmental Protection Agency’s policy office and Senior Associate at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

Julie serves on the boards of the Endangered Species Coalition, E4theFuture, Clean Production Action and is the board chair of the Sustainable Investments Institute.

Julie received a Ph.D. and Master of Science in resource economics from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in forest management at Northern Arizona University.

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The Financial Impact of Diversity

The relationship between diversity and financial performance is supported by literature that is expanding not only in depth, but in breadth, encompassing many more forms of diversity than gender alone, and expanding to many measures of corporate prosperity than just profits.

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Greg Hasevlat

Vice President, Sustainability Research Analyst

Greg Hasevlat is a Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC and Vice President, Sustainable Investing at Pax World Funds.

Greg Hasevlat is a Vice President, Sustainable Investing, and Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds. He evaluates the environmental, social and governance performance of companies for potential inclusion in the firm’s portfolios. He is also involved in shareholder and public policy engagement and coordinating the firm’s sustainability reporting. Greg is a member of the Impax Gender Analytics Team.

Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Greg was Government Affairs Representative at a New Hampshire‑based consulting firm, where he represented clients from various industries before the New Hampshire legislature.

Greg received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

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David Loehwing, VP for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Funds

David Loehwing

Vice President, Sustainable Investing

David Loehwing is Vice President, Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds.

David Loehwing is Vice President of Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds. He is responsible for environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments, and he leads the construction and management of the Impax Sustainability Score. He is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics Team.

David has worked in sustainable investing since 1998. Before joining Impax in 2007, he served as Senior Social Research Analyst at Citizens Advisers and as a Senior Account Manager at the Investor Responsibility Research Center. He is a former member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Advisory Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network’s steering committee.

David is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

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Heather Smith

Vice President, Lead Sustainability Research Analyst

Heather Smith is Lead Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC and Vice President, Sustainable Investing at Pax World Funds.

Heather Smith is a Vice President, Sustainable Investing, and Lead Sustainability Research Analyst at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds. She researches and evaluates the environmental, social and governance performance of companies for potential inclusion in the firm’s portfolios. She is also a member of the Impax Gender Analytics Team. Heather helps oversee the firm’s proxy voting and coordinates its gender‑related shareholder engagements.

Before joining the firm in 2007, Heather was a Legislative Aide for the New Hampshire State Senate. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. She has also served as a member of the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network steering committee.

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