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Dr Christine Chow is the head of Asia and global emerging markets. She has over 20 years of experience in investment management, 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 (since 2016). She is a member of the Data Governance Task Force of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. In July 2019, she was elected as 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.
In 2010, Duke Energy adopted its first carbon dioxide emissions reduction target – it planned to reduce emissions 17% below the 2005 levels by 2020. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was finalised in 2015 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, targeting power generation emissions reductions of 32% by 2030 relative to 2005. The Supreme Court stayed the CPP’s requirements in early 2016 and it was never implemented.
Reflecting our engagement requests, Centrica has set ambitious targets for the reduction of the emissions of its customers, which comprise over 90% of the emissions associated with its business, together with a commitment to set a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Since the introduction of Japan’s Stewardship Code in 2014 and the Corporate Governance Code in 2015, dialogue between investors and Japanese companies has become more common and the governance of many companies has improved. However, many challenges remain and progress in some areas has been slow.