Dimensional appoints new head of RI

Dimensional Fund Advisors has appointed Jim Whittington as Head of Responsible Investment.

Whittington was previously a senior portfolio manager in the firm’s London Office and a member of Dimensional’s Investment Stewardship Committee. Additionally, the firm named Lacey Huebel as Head of Responsible Investment, North America.

“These appointments will further our decades-long commitment to sustainability,” said Gerard O’Reilly, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors. “For nearly 20 years, we have managed robust commingled ESG investment solutions on behalf of clients. During that time, informed by the work of leading academics and climate scientists, we conducted extensive research into ESG considerations, developed a reliable approach to analyzing and integrating ESG data, built innovative strategies that take environmental and social considerations into account, and designed a systematic approach that enables effective stewardship activities for portfolios that hold thousands of companies. More recently, Dimensional was among the first in its industry to have its worldwide operations certified Climate Neutral by leading climate solutions provider South Pole. We are confident that Jim and Lacey will build on the strong foundation Joe helped establish here.”