NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Drew Schechtman has been named vice president, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration leader. Based in New York, he reports to Voya Investment Management's Investment Committee, which comprises Voya Investment Management's chief investment officers.
In this new role, Schechtman is responsible for the integration of ESG investment disciplines across the firm's four investment platforms — Equities, Fixed Income, Loans and Multi-asset. Alongside the Voya Financial Office of Corporate Responsibility, he serves as a lead advocate for ESG internally and externally — including developing an ESG education platform for investors.
Mark Weber, senior managing director and head of Structured Assets, Loans and Alternatives, commented: "We believe environmental, social and governance factors are important in understanding the risks and opportunities of our investment decisions across asset classes. We embarked on an ESG-integration program last year and are delighted to have Drew help join us to lead that effort."
Schechtman brings over a decade of experience to this role. Prior to joining Voya, he was vice president and head of Sustainability and Environmental Investing at BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of BNY Mellon's sustainable finance solutions across various business lines. Prior to that, he was a senior sustainability consultant at Viridian Energy + Environmental.
"Our chief investment officers are committed to integrating ESG considerations into their investment processes, and they believe that Drew's experience in ESG integration across multiple investment teams will help us accelerate our progress," said Weber.
Voya Financial recently announced the publication of its latest Corporate Responsibility Annual Report, which details the organization's redefined corporate responsibility (CR) approach in the following key areas: Empowering Our People, Serving Our Clients, Investing in Communities and Protecting the Environment. Voya was also named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a globally recognized independent benchmark that assesses — and ranks — the economic, environmental and social performance of companies.
About Voya Investment Management
A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of June 30, 2016, more than $218 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. Voya Investment Management was named by Pensions & Investments Magazine as a 2015 Best Place to Work in Money Management. For more information, visit voyainvestments.com. Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $466 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2016. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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