• Responsible investment team

    As part of an ongoing commitment to integrating environmental, social and governance issues into its investment and asset management processes, First State Investments has a Responsible Investment team, led by Will Oulton, Global Head of Responsible Investment, which has a long-term vision to ensure that the business is regarded as a leader in responsible investment and sustainability.

Will Oulton

Global Head of Responsible Investment

Will is the Global Head of Responsible Investment and is based in the UK. In his role, Will is responsible for developing and implementing our global RI strategy across investment business.

  • Will has more than 10 years of experience working in sustainable and responsible investment.
  • Prior to joining FSI in September 2012, Will was the Head of Responsible Investment for Mercer Investments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, advising institutional investors on environmental, social and corporate governance matters.
  • Prior to this, Will was the director of responsible investment at FTSE Group, where he led the development of FTSE's global sustainability indices and services including the FTSE4Good, Environmental Markets and Carbon Strategy benchmark indices and was involved in the development of the FTSE ESG Ratings service.
  • Will is the vice president of the European Sustainable Investment Forum (EUROSIF) and, in the same year, was also appointed to the board of the UK Sustainable Investment Forum.

Pablo Berrutti

Head of Responsible Investment, Asia Pacific

Pablo Berrutti is the Head of Responsible Investment Asia Pacific for Colonial First State Global Asset Management (‘CFSGAM’). In his role, Pablo is responsible for supporting our investment teams and working across asset classes in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Prior to joining CFSGAM in July 2012, Pablo was the Head of Responsible Investment for Perpetual, Sydney. In this role Pablo was responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of Perpetual’s responsible investment framework.
  • Pablo brings 10 years financial services experience, including 5 years in risk management roles with the Commonwealth Bank Group and Perpetual.
  • Pablo is the current Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change Research Working Group, and Chair of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.