Department of Management, Society and Communication

External lecturer

Colin Melvin_CBS
Presentation and academic fields

I have been at the forefront of global developments in corporate leadership, stewardship and sustainability and responsible asset management for over twenty years. I have substantial international experience from the investor and corporate perspectives in developing and challenging strategy, promoting effective risk management and corporate governance and creating well-aligned incentives.

Professional and/or academic experience

I am founder and Managing Director of Arkadiko Partners. I am also Non-Executive Chair of InfluenceMap, InfluenceMap Advisory Board Member and Advisory Council Member at The Inclusive Capitalism Programme on Purposeful Ownership, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. I am also an External Lecturer at Oxford Said Business School, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Royal Society of Arts and a former Business Mentor at the Prince’s Trust. Until November 2016 I was Global Head of Stewardship at Hermes Investment Management and between 2004 and January 2016 Chief Executive of Hermes EOS, the world’s largest stewardship service, which I founded.

I was formerly Head of Responsible Investment at Baillie Gifford, a Board Member and Chair of the Principles for Responsible Investment, Chair of Social Stock Exchange, Chair of Future-Fit Foundation, a Member of the Corporate Advisory Group at The Future of the Corporation, British Academy and a Member of the 30% Club Investor Group. Between 2008 and 2013 I was a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Aedas, an architectural firm. I am a co-originator of the term "ESG", which we coined in 2005 during the drafting of the the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

Pedagogical experience/method skills/supervision

My teaching style is collaborative and interactive. I supervise in the fields of sustainable, responsible and impact investment and investor stewardship.

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