Moderator: III SESSION PRINCIPLE THREE: Communications Policy
Global Head of Stewardship, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Michael is the Global Head of Stewardship within the Sustainability Centre. He is working within BNPP AM since 2008. He is in charge of the elaboration and implementation of the stewardship policy, which includes voting and engagement. He also plays a critical role in the design, development and implementation of BNPP AM’s Global Sustainability Strategy and is a key driver for the firm’s ESG research and integration, as well as SRI analysis. He is also member of the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and is on the “Fifty Most Influential in Sustainable Finance” list published by Financial News in 2022. His wider industry activity includes being a Chair of the “Corporate Governance” committee at the French Association of Asset Managers (AFG) and Chair of the International Corporate Governance Committee at the Council of Institutional Investors (Cii). He is also member of the “Oversight committee” of the Best Practice Principles (BPP) and member of the “Human capital” committee and the “Global Network of Investor Associations ‘GNIA’ committee” at the ICGN. He holds others membership such as the French regulator AMF commission on Sustainable Finance, the Responsible Investment committee at the French Association of Asset Managers (AFG), and the “Grand prix jury of the general meetings” in France. Michael previously worked as a jurist between 2006 and 2008 and was in charge of proxy voting for the Fonds de Reserve des Retraites (French back-up pension fund) in Paris. He graduated from the University of Paris XI (France) and has a master degree of Corporate and business law (2008).