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Michael Marks

Head of Responsible Investment Integration at Legal and General

About

Bio: Michael was appointed Head of Responsible Investment Integration for Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in May 2020 leading LGIM's ESG transformation efforts across the organisation, having joined LGIM in 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to LGIM Michael had a 28 year career at BlackRock (and its predecessor firms), where he was most recently regional head of the Client Solutions group. Preceding that role Michael had established and led a number of businesses including the Fiduciary Mandate business, the Aladdin risk management and enterprise tools business and the Transition Management group.

Michael is a passionate supporter of inclusion, a vocal ally and executive sponsor of Legal & General's LGBT network. He graduated from UMIST in 1987 with a degree in Management Science.

Michael says: "Having been brought up to treat everybody respectfully regardless of their race, gender or their role in the rich tapestry of life, being an Ally is almost a natural capacity to take on. However to me being an Ally is a more than just being respectful it is being brave enough to speak up when I hear or read disrespectful comments and to use my privilege to say challenge the inappropriate voices and behaviours in the workplace and more broadly in society. I recognise that I too have much to learn and to share my experiences with others so that they too realise that we are all on a journey."
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