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Head of Impact Engagement - Equities and Lead Engager Small & Mid Cap Equities, Federated Hermes Limited
Will joined in 2015 and, in addition to overseeing and leading the engagement programme for the SDG Engagement Equity strategy, provides ESG analysis for, and engagement with, stocks in the firm’s small- and mid-cap strategies. He also promotes and supports the planning, execution and reporting of engagement and impact for our Sustainable and Impact equity strategies. Will has a decade of experience in the responsible investment space having, among his previous roles, led the stewardship and corporate governance activity of the UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (now known as the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association). Prior to entering the world of responsible investment, Will worked as a senior parliamentary researcher in the UK Parliament. He chairs the Corporate Governance Expert Group of the Quoted Companies Alliance, is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a member of PRI SDG Advisory Committee. Will holds an MSc in Public Policy and Management from Birkbeck College at the University of London and a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science from the University of West of England. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate and the Certificate in ESG Investing, both from the CFA UK.