Chris Newton

Executive Director, Sustainable Investment (Jun 2016 - Jul 2022)

2016 – 2022

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About Chris

Chris manages a team of responsible investment specialists that work closely with our investment teams to enhance responsible investment strategies and support the ESG needs of our investors. He ensures that responsible investment considerations are embedded in IFM Investors’ investment, asset management and reporting frameworks, benchmarked against global best practice. Chris was an original member of the PRI Infrastructure Advisory Council and also sits on a number of industry working groups, including ACSI, the IIGC Climate Change Policy Working Group and the PRI working groups on “Just Transition” and Human rights. He has experience across government, community and private sectors, and has specialist skills in finance, policy development, social impact and business strategy. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Chris was Head of Social Innovation and Development at Australia Post, responsible for providing insights on business and community needs to develop new services that deliver both social outcomes and commercial returns. He joined Australia Post after serving as Principal Adviser to the Premier of Victoria on economic and infrastructure policy, including the policy agenda on climate change and the delivery of the state budget. He has also previously held roles at Transurban, Deloitte, the Office of the Treasurer of Victoria, ANZ and AMP.