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Marte Borhaug

Head of Sustainable Outcomes at Morgan Stanley

About

Bio: Marte is the Head of Sustainable Outcomes for the International Equity Team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In this role she leads the team’s responsible investment strategy across ESG integration, active ownership and public advocacy.

Prior to this Marte lead the Sustainable Outcomes team at Aviva Investors which is responsible for ensuring Aviva Investors contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through positive impact. Her team delivers thematic research which is used across investment capabilities on impact issues such climate change, biodiversity, diversity and inequality as well as running all thematic screens across all AI funds. Marte's team also co-manage Aviva Investors growing sustainable fund range linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, including our Climate Transition Franchise, through co-management, research and engagement. Marte works with clients to help them design new sustainable outcomes investment strategies that meet their investment preferences, be it through pooled funds or bespoke segregated mandates.

Marte previously led sustainability campaigns for Aviva as Head of EU public policy where she was in charge of the company's public policy work in Brussels on sustainable finance, financial reform and Brexit. She joined Aviva from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where she was Head of Financial Services and Corporate Governance. Before this she led sustainable finance campaigns in Brussels at the EU public affairs consultancy The Brussels Office and the Mission of Norway to the EU.

Marte is an advisor to Rosa UK, a charity that funds grassroots women's organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women and an advisor to the social accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures.

She holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

Marte comments: "I've always been fighting for equality and probably always will. I do it because there is nothing like feeling like you belong. Have you ever felt what it's like to go to work and not be who you are? Or looked at your company's leadership and not seen anyone like you? If not, then try to imagine what it's like.

For me the fight for diversity can't be just about the numbers, it's about people. For a long time, the focus amongst investors and companies has been to show how diversity can make money, because diverse companies outperform those that are not. That's both true and important, but at the end of the day it is also simply the right thing to do. I think it's time to take a step back and remember that companies are run not just by money, but by people. Human beings. We have the power to make work a place where anyone can belong. So let's get on with it!"
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