17 September 2014

Canada, Toronto

Jane Ambachtsheer, Toronto based Partner and global head of Mercer’s Responsible Investment business, has been recognised in the 2015 Clean50, an annual award which recognizes those who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada. Ms. Ambachtsheer was also selected to join Canada's Clean16, representing the top nominee in the Financial Services category.

“The 2015 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. The competition for the top spot this year in every instance left us with multiple great choices,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer at Delta Management Group, who manage the Clean50 initiative. “To be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution these individuals have made to helping make living well in Canada more sustainable for all Canadians.”

In order to determine honourees, Delta carefully considers actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.

Jane established Mercer's global Responsible Investment team in 2004, which advises investors around the world on achieving long-term, sustainable investment outcomes. Mercer has assigned ESG (environmental/social/corporate governance) ratings to 5000+ mainstream investment strategies, built a database of sustainability-oriented investment funds, and advised investors representing more than $2 trillion in assets on climate change and strategic asset allocation. Jane was consultant to the United Nations in developing the Principles for Responsible Investment, which have now been supported by 1200+ investors representing $45 trillion in assets.

“We are proud of the impact that our Responsible Investment team has had, in Canada and around the world”, said Ted Singeris, Head of Mercer Canada. “Jane’s leadership has helped to develop Mercer’s point of view, which is that sustainability matters – to the bottom line, as well as to the continued quality of life for our clients and their communities”.

Mercer is a global consulting leader in health, wealth and careers. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 employees worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerCanada.