Sonya Likhtman focusses primarily on engagements in the UK and across emerging markets. Sonya joined the team following her graduate studies at Harvard University, where she worked on the ethics of climate change and related public policy matters. Previously, Sonya worked as a sustainability consultant in London and Barcelona. Her experience spans the design and implementation of corporate sustainability strategies, carbon data management and compliance with environmental legislation in the UK and EU. Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and speaks fluent English and Russian.
Lead: Asia & Emerging Markets. Sector lead: Technology
Dr Christine Chow is head of engagement in Asia and global emerging markets. She has 24 years’ experience working in the investment management industry, research and consulting. Christine's PhD thesis on shareholder engagement for responsible investment was short-listed for a UN award in Sweden for industry relevance and academic excellence. Christine is an elected member of the Court of governors at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a member of the School’s Investment Sub-Committee. She is a member of the Data Governance Task Force of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence and a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). In September 2019, she was named as one of Brummell Magazine’s Inspirational Women in the City of London. The list celebrates 30 female who are leaders in their respective fields, as chosen by an independent panel of industry professionals across the financial sector. Christine is a graduate of LSE and the University of Melbourne. She completed an executive education course on financial engineering at Stanford University.
The pandemic has starkly illustrated the links between different sustainability issues. We have explored these links, and the challenges for companies, employees, investors, and wider society in a series of articles highlighting our stewardship work.