Niall O’Shea

Responsible investment specialist

Niall has spent nineteen years in Sustainable and Responsible Investment/ESG. He led the RI team at Royal London Asset Management and prior to that, at The Co-operative Asset Management where he pioneered market-leading ESG integration and high-profile stewardship campaigns, before becoming an independent consultant in 2018. He was a key member of the RLAM Sustainable Funds, which have enviable long-term performance track-records. He was a board director of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change. Presently, he acts as a committee advisor to Aviva Investor’s Stewardship Funds and KKR’s Impact SDG fund.

Niall, who is Managing Director of Discern Sustainability, a specialist advisor on ESG integration, frequently collaborates with Hillbreak where their domain knowledge and skills are complementary. This has included creating bespoke Responsible Investment solutions for often unusual or complex investor strategies. Niall’s background is predominantly in public equities and fixed income. His present work increasingly takes him into deep dives on ESG themes and diligence on real assets in the private space. Where approaches and conventional data are not established, Niall’s style is to research widely, make impartial assessments and strategise from first principles.

Niall O’Shea team photo