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Morningstar Strengthens ESG Leadership with Michelle Cameron Appointment

Morningstar Strengthens ESG Leadership with Michelle Cameron Appointment

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  • Michelle Cameron joins Morningstar as Commercial Leader for ESG arm, Sustainalytics.
  • Cameron to enhance market presence in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Her role supports client transition to new climate-related financial disclosure laws.

Morningstar Strengthens ESG Leadership with Michelle Cameron Appointment

Morningstar has appointed Michelle Cameron as the new Commercial Leader for Sustainalytics, its ESG research and ratings arm. Cameron brings nearly two decades of experience in financial services, emphasizing sustainable finance and investment.

Peter Bryant, Morningstar’s Managing Director of Enterprise, stated, “I am pleased to have Michelle join the team at an important time for our clients as they grapple with key legislation such as the upcoming mandatory climate-related financial disclosure. Michelle’s appointment will be key as our clients transition to this new legislative regime.

Cameron, with a history at Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, and the London Stock Exchange Group, most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer at Viridios AI. Her expertise lies in leading sales, customer management, and service teams within sustainable finance sectors.

In her new role, Cameron will focus on expanding Sustainalytics’ market presence in Australia and New Zealand. “With its very well reputed in-depth sustainable and ESG research, I believe the business is well positioned to support the region’s reporting adoption,” Cameron said. “I look forward to collaborating with its clients and the market to develop and provide effective investment solutions that tackle climate, governance, and social challenges.

Bryant added, “Our research has highlighted investor appetite with strategies such as climate funds continuing to grow. We remain committed to supporting our clients’ preferences as they navigate how to incorporate ESG themes into their investment decisions.

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Cameron’s experience in sustainable investment community initiatives across the APAC region, including leading working groups at responsible investment groups like RIAA, underscores her readiness to drive growth for Morningstar Sustainalytics.

I am looking forward to joining Morningstar Sustainalytics and driving growth for the business,” Cameron expressed, emphasizing her enthusiasm for leveraging data and technology to support a just transition and integrate ESG themes into business operations.


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