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Apex Group expands ESG & Sustainability offering

09 October 2023

Announces new solutions following MJ Hudson acquisition

Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex Group” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, today announces the expansion of its pioneering ESG & Sustainability solutions.

Following the strategic acquisition of MJ Hudson’s high growth ESG & Sustainability advisory services and platforms, Apex Group has launch an expanded offering for clients delivered by a team of over 150 experts globally, led by Emma Bickerstaffe, Managing Director, ESG and Sustainability, who joins from MJ Hudson. 

Through the powerful combination of best-in-class technology platforms and experienced consultants, Apex Group will now deliver the broadest range of ESG & Sustainability services in the industry to investors, asset managers and corporates. These solutions will support clients through each stage of the investment lifecycle from:

  • Foundation and Compliance: ESG policy and implementation, ensuring clients comply with increasingly complex sustainability regulation;
  • Assessment and Reporting: Technology platforms and solutions to streamline data collection and verification, to simplify reporting and meet demand for granular transparency;
  • Strategy & Transformation: Consultancy and deep technical expertise across a broad range of sustainability topics to create value and improve ESG performance.

Apex Group has also expanded its range of specialist ESG & Sustainability Solutions including enhanced Impact Solutions, to support both Impact Investors as well as clients with a broader scope who are looking to show the impact of their investments with integrity.

In addition, Apex Group has strengthened its Carbon and Climate services encompassing carbon emissions monitoring, decarbonisation strategies as well as new Nature Solutions offering to identify and assess nature-related risks and opportunities.

Emma Bickerstaffe, Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability at Apex Group comments: “We are at an exciting juncture in the evolution of Apex Group’s ESG offering by combining the power of a proprietary technology platform with operational excellence and deep advisory experience. Our mission is to positively impact business today for a sustainable tomorrow, and with a passionate team and the global footprint of Apex Group we know we are well equipped to drive change and address the challenges facing the world today.”

To mark the launch of this enhanced set of ESG solutions, Apex Group is offering asset managers a complimentary ESG health check for their portfolios. Please visit Apex ESG and Sustainability Services - Portfolio ESG Quickscan to find out more.

Emma Bickerstaffe

Emma joins Apex Group via the acquisition of MJ Hudson where she was Managing Director, ESG and Sustainability. Prior to this, Emma was Managing Director of The Big Exchange, a partnership between asset managers - including Standard Life Aberdeen, Columbia Threadneedle and AllianceBernstein – and the Big Issue to create a platform that offers impact funds to retail investors. Emma has also held a number of senior roles in international banks most recently as Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff at HSBC UK.

About Apex Group

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 97 offices worldwide and 12,000+ employees in 39 countries, Apex Group delivers an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial institutions, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund raising solutions, fund administration, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo, corporate services and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory solution. Apex Group’s purpose is to be more than just a financial services provider and is committed to driving positive change to address three core areas; the Environment and Climate Change, Women’s Empowerment and Economic Independence, Education and Social Mobility.

Press contact: media@apexgroup.com

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