MSCI has appointed Chitra Hepburn as head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Client Coverage for Asia Pacific (APAC), effective 8 July 2019.
Based in Shanghai, Hepburn reports directly into Jack Lin, head of APAC Client Coverage at MSCI. She is responsible for driving the growth of MSCI ESG Research in the APAC market, as well as leveraging its ratings, research and data across MSCI, such as, ESG Indexes and ESG Analytics.
Hepburn most recently was a managing director at ESG Global, a role she held since February 2017, where she was responsible for working with issuers to create and implement their ESG metrics in preparation for investor roadshows. Prior to this, she was Greater China head of Sustainability, Corporate Communications and CSR for Bayer, across the three divisions of Pharmaceuticals, Crop Science and Consumer Care. Earlier in her career she held roles at WestLB, Deutsche Bank and Adelphi Capital Partners. She also holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.
MSCI and MSCI ESG Research offer solutions designed to help clients manage ESG risk. MSCI ESG Research, through its legacy companies, has been measuring and modelling ESG risk for over 40 years, providing ESG research to thousands of companies worldwide and driving ESG adoption since 1972 and from the mid-1990's in Asia.