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Meryam Omi  

Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management

Meryam Omi is the Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). She is responsible for engaging on sustainability themes globally and the development of responsible investment product solutions. She leads on the project to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into the fundamental research of mainstream funds and to carry out sector and theme specific engagements on key sustainability topics, such as climate change, water and corporate tax policy.

Omi has over 13 years of investment experience in asset management companies, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. She joined LGIM in 2008 to set up a business proposal team and project managed various business initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. After completing an MSc in Environmental Decision Making, she joined the Corporate Governance team in 2010 to establish the engagement program on environmental and social topics as LGIM signed up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and the UK Stewardship Code.

She has also led the launch of Future World Fund and Climate Impact Pledge, which is a commitment to engage and act on climate change on behalf of all the clients’ assets LGIM represents. She is on the board of Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change and an advisory board of Finance Dialogue on Climate Change.

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Major shareholder divests from Exxon over climate change response
Divestment is a way to “hold Exxon accountable for something that's really material for their future,” said Meryam Omi, head of sustainability at Legal & General ...

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