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MaxCap appoints leading ESG specialist

Jun 28, 2023
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MaxCap appoints leading ESG specialist Chris Newton as Independent Advisor

27 June 2023 – MaxCap Group Australia’s leading real estate investment manager has appointed Chris Newton to its ESG Advisory Committee (EAC).

The EAC was established in 2021 by MaxCap Group’s Board to support the development and advancement of its ESG strategy across the MaxCap Group business. It consists of members from diverse disciplines including experts in responsible investment practices and climate change.

Chris is a leading practitioner in Responsible Investment and brings technical skillsets and insights to the design and delivery of ESG and Responsible Investment strategy. He has led the Global ESG strategy for IFM one of Australia’s largest fund managers, and has worked across multiple asset classes – including listed entities, real assets, fixed income, and private equity.

Commenting on his appointment Wayne Lasky, Executive Chairman said “We are delighted to welcome another very high-calibre professional to our EAC. Chris is a leading ESG strategist and execution specialist and is highly regarded in the investment community.”
His work has been recognised by both Global and Domestic Institutional Investor bodies, including the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), the Australian Council for Superannuation Investors, and the Investor Group for Climate Change.

Whilst at IFM Investors, Chris was a member of the Investment Committee and established the Board Committee for Responsible Investment and Sustainability – which oversaw over $50 billion of direct investment acquisitions and the design of IFM Investors’ Responsible Investment Strategy. This experience was complimented by several appointments to global working groups – including as Chair of the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative for Real Assets (UK), Chair of the Human Rights Working Group at the PRI, and as a foundation advisor on the Global Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative.

Recently, Chris has been appointed as the Chair of the Investment Committee for the Traditional Owner Organisation representing the commercial assets and enterprises of the Yawuru people in Broome Western Australia. He also serves as an Independent Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Westernport Water in Victoria.


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