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(L-R) Ian Silk - ACSI President, Komal Jalan - TCorp, Lynn O'Sullivan and Cate Wood - CareSuper

 

KOMAL JALAN WINNER OF MICHAEL O'SULLIVAN
ESG RISING STAR AWARD    

 CareSuper and ACSI are delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award – Komal Jalan.
 
Komal was presented with the Award in front of over 250 delegates at the 2018 ACSI Annual Conference in Sydney on Thursday 17 May.
 
Komal is a Senior Analyst Investment Stewardship with the New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp). Komal has played a key role in designing, developing and implementing ESG and stewardship functions at TCorp. Komal was previously employed as a Responsible Investment Analyst at First State Super and Senior Governance Analyst at CGI Glass Lewis.
 
CareSuper Director Cate Wood said, “Komal impressed the judging panel with her commitment to managing ESG considerations across asset classes and sharing the importance of ESG integration with a wider audience.”
 
ACSI President Ian Silk said, “I have no doubt Komal will be a force in ESG integration for many years to come, helping to deliver long-term value to beneficiaries.”
 
Michael O’Sullivan was the founding president of ACSI and a former Chair and Deputy Chair of CareSuper. He was well known and highly respected in the superannuation industry and is regarded as a pioneer in the responsible investment movement in Australia and globally. Michael passed away in 2012. 
 
The Michael O’Sullivan ESG Rising Star Award was established to commemorate Michael’s legacy. The Award, which is held every two years, aims to develop the next generation of ESG advocates and professionals within the profit to member superannuation sector.As the winner of the 2018 Award, Komal will receive funding from CareSuper to attend the ICGN Annual Conference in Milan in June.
 
Komal said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the global ESG agenda and will apply this knowledge to the development of best practice stewardship at TCorp.”

 

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