Graham Sinclair is ESG investment architect at Sinclair & Company, a boutique investment advisory firm consulting to institutional investors on the integration of environment, social, and governance [ESG] factors into investment practice. Graham worked through 2002 in pensions consulting and investment management in South Africa. Graham has worked in Europe, North America and Africa on projects dealing with environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) integration across asset classes, modeling investment vehicles for international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and developing networks in emerging markets for international organizations. Ongoing research and advisory engagements cover emerging markets (especially Africa) and investment strategy integrating sustainability.
Graham has an MBA from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the Howard College School of Law and B.Com from University of Kwazulu-Natal. Graham is an alum of the WWF One Planet Leaders program, a Chartered Financial Planner, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and professional contributor to the CSR Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School. He teaches at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA and HEC Université de Genève in Switzerland.
I am most interested in participating in the Working Groups covering i.Fiduciary Duties of Long-Term Investors and ii. Climate change and long-term investors. My current research and professional engagements (including industry-academic projects) focus on developing case studies on integrating ESG factors into investment decisions and mapping the role of fiduciaries in institutional investment decisions, especially in emerging markets.