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Olivia Lankester

Director, Responsible Investing & Sustainability, Federated Hermes Limited

Olivia joined in November 2021 as the dedicated Responsible Investing & Sustainability Director for the Global Emerging Markets team, where she is responsible for enhancing and communicating the team’s ESG integration and engagement efforts. Olivia has over 20 years' experience in sustainability, most recently as Senior Director, Social Impact & Responsibility at the Lego Group. She was also a strategic advisor on the Lego Group’s Sustainability strategy, covering brand purpose, social impact investment, responsible sourcing, circular economy and caring employer values. Olivia previously worked at Monsoon Accessorize as Head of Corporate Responsibility, where she was responsible for developing and implementing responsibility strategy for the retailer across its 1,000 stores globally. Prior to this, Olivia worked at F&C Asset Management covering the pharma, food, retail, ICT and emerging markets sectors as Associate Director - Governance and SRI. Olivia has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.