We are delighted that Sophie Lawrence, stewardship and engagement lead at Rathbone Greenbank Investments has been named as one of the 2023 PAM NextGen Leaders.
This initiative “identifies, recognises, introduces and promotes the rising stars of the private client wealth management world in the UK.” It considers factors such as the reputation or performance of the company the individual works for, feedback from senior executives, trajectory of promotion and active involvement in promoting good organisational culture.
Sophie joined Greenbank in 2020 as a senior ethical, sustainable and impact researcher and quickly progressed to become Greenbank’s stewardship and engagement lead. She is responsible for the delivery of key engagement projects, building relationships with external partner organisations, and shaping Greenbank’s engagement strategy, priorities and reporting.
Sophie was recognised by the judges for her instrumental role in the development of Greenbank’s net zero strategy, and for spearheading the creation of the Investor Coalition on Food Policy - a group of 23 investors representing over £6 trillion in AUM. Through this engagement, investors now have a seat at the table as part of the Government’s Food Data Transparency Partnership, an initiative which aims to improve the availability, accessibility, and policy-use of data on key health, animal welfare and sustainability metrics. Sophie was also commended for coordinating and chairing three Greenbank Investor Days, our annual conference for investors and intermediaries.