Key PersonnelEthical Screening is run by a dedicated team with a wealth of experience in the ethical investment, environmental, social and corporate research fields.
Lee Coates - Director
Lee has worked in the financial services industry since 1982, providing guidance on financial planning since setting up an independent financial advice company, Ethical Investors Group, in 1989. His regular contact with investors and industry insiders enables us to maintain our understanding of their needs, and focus our services on issues that are relevant to them.
Lee is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute; a Member of the Society of Financial Advisers; and an Associate of the Institute of Financial Planning. He is also currently Chair of the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility.
Gerard Llewellyn - Head of Research
Gerard has environmental bachelor and masters degrees and a background in environmental research. Before joining Ethical Screening he worked as a research assistant in the Environmental Impact Assessment Unit at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, and as a researcher at Jupiter Asset Management investigating companies for inclusion in their green investment funds.
Gerard has been with Ethical Screening since it was established in 1997 researching and analysing companies, screening client portfolios and developing our research methods and our private, charity and institutional client services.
Emma Robertson - Research and Relationship Management
Emma graduated from Bath University in 2005 with a research degree in International Management and Modern Languages and is fluent in German. After undertaking an internship at The Ecologist magazine where she researched and analysed marketing strategies and reports, Emma joined Ethical Screening as a researcher and helped the team develop their research management systems and methodology.
Emmaís roles include researching and analysing corporate activities and social responsibility issues; research management; and client screening services. She is also responsible for client relationship management.
Juliana Burden - Senior Researcher
Juliana has a BSc. (Hons) in Environmental Science and a Diploma in Advanced French from Brighton University, alongside an MSc. in International Development from Bath University. Before joining Ethical Screening in 2007, she worked at the Countryside Commission and in the Energy Team at Wessex Water.
Whilst studying at Bath, Juliana completed a six-month research placement in Huancayo, Peru, where she investigated opportunities for sustainable management of water resources in the Central Peruvian highlands. Her special interests include the impacts of mining operations on local communities and environmental resources with a particular focus on South America. At Ethical Screening, Julianaís role involves research, analysis and reporting of corporate activities in order to provide information for private, charity and institutional clients.
Raechel Kelly - Researcher
Raechel graduated in 2006 with an honours degree in English Language and Literature from University College London. She has a young family, which has reinforced her interest in ethical issues and sustainability, where she is particularly interested in issues relating to food sourcing, consumer products and supply chains; areas that are a key focus of her work.
Raechel joined Ethical Screening in 2008 as part of the research team and her role involves researching and analysing corporate activities and the day-to-day management of information to ensure that our databases remain up-to-date.
Elina Vikmane - Researcher
Elina has a BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management from Leeds Metropolitan University alongside an MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility with Environmental Management from the University of York. Elina joined Ethical Screening after undertaking an internship in the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute in Germany, where she was part of the tourism statistics research team.
Whilst studying at Leeds, Elina undertook two field trips to the Gambia, where she investigated sustainable tourism practices and social impacts of tourism on the local communities. Also, as part of her masterís degree, Elina completed research on organisational change caused by climate change mitigation in the UK energy sector. At Ethical Screening, Elinaís role involves research, analysis and monitoring of corporate activities.
Shalini Kunhamboo - Researcher
Shalini has an LLB in Law from University of Warwick and an LLM from University College London where she focused her masterís degree in environmental law and policy with CSR. After interning with a sustainability consultancy in Singapore, Shalini worked for PIRC where she was part of the data services team delivering corporate governance research and analysis of public companies.
Shalini is particularly interested in sustainable palm oil and its wider impact on communities and the environment in Southeast Asia. At Ethical Screening, Shaliniís role involves research, analysis and monitoring of corporate activities.
Michael Head - Consultant
Mike has worked in the financial services industry since 1982 with both investment providers and advisers. He has worked together with Lee Coates since the late 1980s, and had a significant role in the foundation and development of Ethical Screening. He works closely with investment managers and ethically motivated investors in the design and management of their portfolios.
Mikeís roles within Ethical Screening include the innovation and development of new products and services. His day-to-day contacts with investors and their managers are invaluable in keeping our services relevant to those who use them
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