Alan has served as Executive Director of FAIRR since its inception in 2015. Alan is founder and CEO of StratCom, a research-based strategy consultancy focused on institutional asset management. Alan’s research in the institutional market also includes trends and expectations related to ESG investing. Alan also sits on the Advisory Council of the Jeremy Coller Foundation, advising on animal welfare and related programmes and investments.
Alan holds a BA in Economics and Business Finance (Hons) from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Cass Business School, London.
Maria joined FAIRR as Director in September 2016 and has oversight of the creation and execution of FAIRR’s strategy and work plans. Prior to this, she worked for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for six years where she lead the PRI’s signatory relations and outreach strategy with the aim to raise awareness of material sustainability/ESG issues amongst the institutional investor community and ensure their incorporation into investment policies and practices. Maria has over twenty years’ experience in global investment banking, business and finance, working at both J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank.
She currently serves on the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board (SASB) Standards Advisory Group and is also a member of the Intentional Endowment Network (IEN) Steering Committee.
She has lived and worked San Francisco, New York and Madrid, and is currently London-based. Maria holds a MA (Distinction) in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London and a BA in International Business, Latin American Studies and Spanish from SDSU.
Robin joined FAIRR as Senior Investor Outreach Manager in 2019. Previously, she co-founded Wellershoff & Partners Ltd in Switzerland, where she specialised in investment decision making and consulting private clients on values-based investing and family governance issues. She spent ten years at UBS Wealth Management Research as an analyst, focusing on thematic research, including the investment implications of climate change and private wealth issues. Robin holds a BA in Philosophy from SDSU.
Rosie launched FAIRR as an initiative of the Jeremy Coller Foundation in 2015, creating FAIRR’s strategic framework, establishing the corporate engagement programmes, and building the team. Rosie currently acts as a Senior Advisor to FAIRR. In her primary role as Programme Director at the Jeremy Coller Foundation, Rosie leads the Foundation’s broader factory farming programmes, which address the global sustainability consequences of factory farming.
With a personal and professional interest and expertise in the future of food, Rosie also acts as an advisor for investments in food and materials technology.
Rosie holds a BA (Hons) and MA from the University of Oxford, and an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London.
Aarti is Head of Research & Engagements at the FAIRR Initiative. Prior to this, she was client director at a global sustainability firm, where she helped companies build strategic initiatives and partnerships to deliver sustainable growth and improve corporate reputation. From 2006-2011, she served as ExxonMobil’s public and government affairs advisor for the west region, where she developed and delivered the company’s advocacy and community investment strategy. In addition to her corporate experience, she has worked with two environmental non-profits and on short-term consulting assignments for the U.S. Treasury and GE Capital.
Aarti holds a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. She has worked in Europe, US and India, and speaks three languages. She serves on the advisory Board of the Partnership for Gender Equity, an initiative that supports gender equity in coffee supply chains.
Iman joined FAIRR in September 2018. As Research and Engagement Manager, she manages the research and assessment of companies covered by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index and supports FAIRR’s existing and upcoming engagement projects. This role builds upon her interest in responsible investment and sustainable development issues. Previously, she worked on climate change reporting aligned with the TCFD recommendations at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, part of CDP. Iman began her career as an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group in South East Asia, focusing on development projects and industrial strategy.
Iman holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.
Jo is an Engagement Manager at FAIRR and joined the organisation in October 2017. Prior to this, she was an Assistant-Manager at KPMG UK in their Investment Management and Funds Team advising asset managers on risk management as well as working cross-functionally with the Sustainability Team on climate change risk for private equity firms. Jo began her career with Alliance Trust as a graduate trainee working as an investment analyst in risk, investor relations, fixed income and equities. As part of the SRI team at Alliance Trust she has worked on thematic research, company valuations and sustainability analysis.
Jo holds a first class degree in BA (Hons) Geography from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London with Distinction. She passed CFA Level 1 and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Faazi joined FAIRR in March 2017. As Programme Coordinator she supports FAIRR and its members on investor engagements, research and events. Prior to joining FAIRR, she produced research reports and communications materials on sustainable sourcing issues for a global food brand as an analyst at a sustainability communications consultancy.
Faazi holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Manchester and an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from King’s College London.
Lily is an ESG analyst at FAIRR, she began her work at the initiative with an internship in August 2017. As an ESG analyst she contributes to and supports the team on research projects. Prior to this, she has worked as an LDI (liability driven investment) intern at AXA Investment Managers, as a support function for start-up Bank of Telecom, and assisted on a Gates foundation sponsored humanitarian project for LooWatt Ltd.
She holds a BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance degree from CASS Business School.
Sara Carvalho is undertaking a graduate internship, building on her previous experience as a researcher at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Previously, Sara worked as a Nutritionist in public health, food policy and in the design of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact for Vila Nova de Gaia City Hall.
Sara holds a BSc in Nutrition Science degree from the Portuguese Catholic University and the EDAMUS International Double Master in Food Science and Sustainable Management of Food Quality from the University of Montpellier and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza.
Selena joined FAIRR as an intern in October 2018. She supports the team in producing research projects and focusses on the Protein Producer Index. Prior to FAIRR she worked as an intern for an environmental economics consultancy and at KPMG UK.
Selena holds a degree in BSc (Hons) Management (First Class Honours) from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance (Distinction) from the University of Oxford.