IR Magazine webinar – Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Why investors care about your company’s social impact - Speaker biographies

Marc Butler, director of product marketing & domain knowledge, Intelligize
Marc has worked in the SEC research and compliance space for more than 20 years. Marc was a research manager at GSI and later led the business law education and training department at Thomson Reuters. In 2008, Marc authored a primer on the financial crisis. Currently, Marc leads the development of the securities news and content at Intelligize.

Amanada Cimaglia, assistant vice president, investor relations & ESG reporting, Hannon Armstrong
Amanda joined Annapolis-based Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI), a capital provider focused on markets that address climate change, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and resiliency, in 2012 and currently serves as assistant vice president, investor relations & ESG reporting. She is responsible for the development and execution of the company's investor relations strategy, with special focus on Hannon Armstrong's sustainability communications and ESG-related strategies, policies and communications.  Amanda holds a bachelor of business administration, cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland and a master of science in investor relations from Fordham University. Currently, Amanda is on the volunteer development and fundraising committee for Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, a non-profit organization, where she most recently led the fundraising efforts for its Power Up! Campaign to upgrade the building’s power supply and improve energy efficiency and equipment reliability. Amanda was a 2018 finalist for IR Magazine’s Rising Star award and is a finalist for IR Magazine’s 2019 Best small cap investor relations and Best ESG reporting awards. 

Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
Laurie Havelock is a journalist, writer and podcaster who has been working on financial titles for more than 5 years, dabbling with commercial property finance, responsible investment and investor relations as his main areas of focus. Outside of that he also writes about music, with a predilection for independent and emerging artists, has worked on a number of comedy projects, including a podcast he makes with musical comedian Paddy Gervers called Podshambles, and hosts a weekly show on Shoreditch Radio. Laurie has been published in the Independent, the Guardian and Q Magazine.

Niamh Whooley, senior vice president and ESG engagement analyst, Pimco
Niamh is a senior vice president and ESG (environmental, social, governance) engagement analyst in the London office. Working within the credit research team, she is responsible for engaging with issuers on ESG investment risk factors that have the potential to impact creditworthiness, as well as influencing change in ESG business practices. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2017, she was a senior ESG analyst within cross-asset research at Societe Generale. Previously, she was an ESG analyst at Fidelity Worldwide Investments. Prior to her career in financial services, she worked as a sustainability advisor to corporate clients for a global consulting firm. She has 12 years of investment experience and holds both an MBA and an undergraduate degree from the National University of Ireland (UCD and UCC, respectively).

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