23 Sep 2022 1 min read

Podcast: The dos and don’ts of decarbonising index strategies

By Fadi Zaher , Jeannette Andrews , Stefan Bilby

With investors increasingly preoccupied about how and when to implement net zero in their index strategies, Stefan Bilby, Head of Index Distribution, talks to Fadi Zaher, Head of Index Solutions and Jeanette Andrews, Senior Global ESG manager.

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With the race to net zero in full swing we examine how index investors can pursue such an objective through understanding how to define net zero, why it is important to act today, the different options available and the importance of company engagement.

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Fadi Zaher

Head of Index Solutions, Index Funds

Fadi is a master of many trades with his focus across Index, Asset Allocation and Factor Based Investing. This is probably no surprise given his financial experience in the past 14 years ranges from heading up Barclays Wealth’s Fixed Income unit and Kleinwort Benson’s Bonds and Currencies teams, to working at the European Central Bank and even a stint researching and lecturing in finance and econometrics in Sweden. When he’s not honing his financial CV, Fadi can be found in his garden, tending to his plants with a particular fondness for his mint collection.

Fadi Zaher

Jeannette Andrews

Senior Global ESG Manager

Jeannette has responsibility for implementing LGIM’s corporate-governance strategy across engagement, integration, voting and the development of ESG products. Jeannette represents LGIM on the UK's Company Reporting & Auditing Group. Jeannette joined LGIM in 2015 from USS Investment Management where she held the title of Senior Analyst, Responsible Investment. Jeannette joined USS in 2008, dividing her time between developing and implementing USS's stewardship policies and working as an equity analyst where she was responsible for researching and making stock recommendations for a £420 million global equity income portfolio. Prior to that, she worked for five years as a governance analyst at Manifest Information Services, a proxy voting service provider. Jeannette graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2008 and holds the CFA and CAIA charterships. In 2014 Jeannette was recognised by Financial News as one of the 40 under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management.

Jeannette Andrews

Stefan Bilby

Head of Index Distribution, Distribution / Index

Stefan is responsible for the distribution of Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) index capabilities across their institutional client and consultant channels. Prior to this, Stefan supported the distribution of LGIM’s index and multi-asset products. Stefan has a Master’s degree in financial and industrial economics and an BSc degree in economics from Royal Holloway University of London. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Stefan Bilby