Jason Mitchell

Sustainability Strategist at Man Group

Jason Mitchell is Man Group’s Sustainability Strategist and a member of the Responsible Investment Committee. Besides having managed environmental and sustainability strategies, he speaks and publishes widely on responsible investing. He is also part of Man GLG’s (‘GLG’) European and International Equity team.

He has worked at GLG from 2004 to 2008 and from 2010 to present, taking two years off from 2008 to 2010 to advise the UK government on infrastructure development across Sub-Saharan Africa. He managed a global, long-only sustainability strategy from 2010 to 2015 and from 2004 to 2008 managed a long-short strategy focused on global telecoms and media. Prior to GLG Partners, he was an investment analyst with Pequot Capital and Andor Capital.

Jason serves on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Climate Finance and Investment. He has chaired the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) Hedge Fund Advisory Committee since 2014, is a member of the Plastic Disclosure Project Steering Committee and the Tobacco Free Portfolios Working Group. Jason graduated from the London School of Economics with an MSc in International Political Economy and the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in English Literature and Classics. He was named one of Institutional Investor’s 2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars, and is a Fellow of the British American Project.

His articles and comments on sustainable investing have appeared in Institutional Investor, Wall Street Journal, CNBC Squawk Box, Responsible Investor, Aftenposten, Global Times, AIMA Journal and Investment Europe. He has also written widely on the European refugee migrant crisis, with articles appearing in the London Review of Books, Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post.

He is a contributing author to the forthcoming Introduction to Responsible Investment: Approaches to Environmental, Social and Governance Analysis (Routledge: 2018), as well as Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in theory and practice (Routledge: 2017) and Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership (Wiley Finance: 2012).

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