Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) Welcomes Chad Spitler, CEO of Third Economy, as Senior Adviser

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Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) Welcomes Chad Spitler, CEO of Third Economy, as Senior Adviser

London, UK (July 17, 2018) – Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) is pleased to announce that Chad Spitler, CEO of Third Economy, has been appointed a Senior Adviser for the company.  In this capacity, Spitler will provide strategic guidance and help represent the capabilities of AIM, particularly on the West Coast of the United States.

Spitler is a highly experienced professional, with a special focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable investing. A former BlackRock Managing Director and current Senior Advisor at CamberView Partners, Spitler recently founded Third Economy LLC, a consultancy focused on portfolio sustainability analysis, engagement and proxy voting, ESG integration and product development.

In the ESG space, Spitler has lead Initiatives to integrate ESG throughout the investment process and has been a vocal advocate for strong corporate governance and active engagement. He has advised regulators, non-profits, industry standard-setting bodies, and the some of the world’s largest investors on current investment trends, furthering best practice and contributing to the significant expansion of sustainable products.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chad,” said Stuart Kinnersley, Managing Partner of AIM.  “Chad’s qualities dovetail with AIM’s investment philosophy, and his early involvement in the green bond market and commitment to strong environmental and social corporate governance mirrors AIM’s mission and commitment to impact investing.”

“AIM’s robust team and investment process identifies securities with both the right financial and impact profiles. This, combined with their industry-leading impact reporting, sets them apart from other managers as evidenced by their being named the 2018 Green Bond fund manager of the year by Environmental Finance”, said Chad. (https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/awards/green-bond-awards-2018/winners/green-bond-fund-of-the-year-lombard-odier-global-climate-bond-fund.html)  “They exemplify the best of sustainable and impact investing, never sacrificing financial return, and that is why I am honored to help them further expand their operation in the US.”

Media contact:
For more information, please contact Stuart Kinnersley at stuart.kinnersley@affirmativeim.com 

About Affirmative Investment Management

Affirmative Investment Management Partners Limited (AIM) is the first dedicated impact bond manager focusing solely on bond and cash investments that generate positive environmental and social externalities. It is an independent company established in 2014 with 18 investment professionals and is headquartered in London with representatives in Washington and Sydney.

AIM investments support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change (UN COP 21) and their approach is a fusion of mainstream portfolio management and sustainability principles.

For more information, please see http://www.affirmativeim.com/

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