She reports to Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer.
Diab has over a decade’s experience working in capital markets to shape sustainability and governance strategies. She joins Aviva Investors from APG Asset Management in the Netherlands where she was responsible for embedding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into the investment process across asset classes. Her role also involved active engagement with companies across a broad range of areas. Prior to this, Diab held roles with London-based hedge fund, GLG Partners, where she managed a sustainable investment strategy in addition to two equity funds, and HSBC Asset Management in Paris, where she co-established the ESG Research team.
In her role at Aviva Investors, Diab will lead the Responsible Investment Officer analyst network, supporting them in identifying material ESG issues and seeking out global opportunities to integrate ESG into mainstream investment processes.
Waygood said: 'One of our fundamental beliefs at Aviva Investors is that companies that combine good governance and corporate responsibility are best positioned for long-term success. Adeline has a wealth of experience in demonstrating how mainstream investment processes, long-term performance and risk management can be enhanced through ESG. I look forward to working with her as we continue to strengthen our work in this area'.
Aviva Investors’ Global Responsible Investment Team covers all assets under management and maintains the company’s advocacy and broader industry initiatives such as work on promoting business ethics, the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Stock Exchanges.