Nintendo has appointed a woman to its board for the first time in its 130-year history.
EOS continues to engage with the company on improving board gender diversity in line with investor expectations, seeking more transformational changes on the executive board and in the talent pipeline over time.
Case studies are shown to demonstrate engagement, EOS does not make any investment recommendations and the information is not an offer to buy or sell securities.
Dr Christine Chow
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.
Sachi Suzuki leads company and public policy engagements as well as voting activities in Japan. She is also responsible for the transportation sector. Prior to joining EOS, she worked as a senior research analyst at EIRIS, where she was responsible for the assessment of the ESG performance of Japanese companies, as well as research on bribery and corruption. Sachi graduated from Keio University in Japan with a degree in Economics and holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She holds the CFA UK – Investment Management Certificate.
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.