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Portfolio Managers
Amber Fairbanks, CFA®
Charles French
Launch Date
November 2023
Universe size
c. 700 companies


The Impax Global Social Leaders strategy seeks to outperform the broad market by investing in companies addressing long-term secular trends that are shaping society, such as aging population, increased incidence of chronic disease, rising income for the bottom billions, urbanization, and transformational technology, and by investing in companies that exhibit innovative, equitable and inclusive cultures.

Proprietary Social Taxonomy

Designed to identify long-term growth opportunities driven by demographic and societal needs, across three core pillars that cover all facets of society. Companies must have ≥20% of their underlying revenue generated by sales of products or services that benefit society.

Corporate Culture Indicators

Corporate Culture factor analysis seeks to systematically evaluate a company’s culture.

Social Leaders

Fundamental research and proprietary ESG analysis are employed to identify high-quality, well-run companies with strong competitive advantages that are trading at a significant discount to intrinsic value.

Portfolio Management Team

Amber Fairbanks, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Amber is a co-Portfolio Manager of the Impax Global Social Leaders strategy. Amber researches stocks focusing on the consumer discretionary and staples sectors.

Before joining Impax Asset Management in 2023, Amber worked at Mirova where she was co-manager of the Mirova International Sustainable Equity, US Sustainable Equity and Global Sustainable Equity funds. Prior to joining Mirova in October 2018, Amber was a portfolio manager and analyst at Zevin Asset Management for over a decade. Previously, she was an analyst at J.L. Kaplan Associates, a division of Evergreen Investments, and worked for Delta Partners, a Boston-based hedge fund.

Amber received her MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management and has a BS in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amber is a CFA® Charterholder, and a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Recent Insights

Charles French

Deputy Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Listed Investments

Charles is a co-Portfolio Manager of the Impax Global Social Leaders strategy. He provides support and leadership in the development and growth of the Impax Asset Management’s listed investments business, covering research, idea generation, portfolio management, ESG integration, and trading.

Prior to joining Impax Asset Management in 2022, Charles worked at Newton Investment Management where he started out as a global financial analyst before becoming a portfolio manager and heading up Newton’s multi-asset and equity opportunities teams. He was also deputy chief investment officer, providing leadership and oversight to a global investment team.

Charles graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) in England and Wales.

Recent Insights

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