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Phineas Glover

Research Associate

Phineas Glover is a Corporate Governance Analyst at The Co-operative Asset Management. Phineas joined the Responsible Investment team in early 2010 and his role comprises analysis, company engagement and contributing to the formation and application of responsible investment policy. He is leading work on the integration of sustainability metrics into executive pay and currently sits on the UN PRI Sustainability and Pay Steering Committee that is co-ordinating company engagement for a larger group of institutional investors.

Prior to joining The Co-operative Asset Management, he was a senior researcher with PIRC the independent corporate governance research and advisory agency. He left PIRC having finalised their 2010 UK shareholder guidelines and developed, as research and engagement partner, the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum’s Global Focus List for investment engagement across markets in 2010/11.

Phineas holds a BA in Business Management from the Bournemouth University and an MSc in Business Strategy, Politics and the Environment from Birkbeck College, University of London. His MSc dissertation reviewed the SRI sector and established conceptual benchmarking criteria for evaluating the various methodologies employed in ranking corporate environmental performance. 

Current research interests include:

  • The governance of sustainability within organisations with emphasis on aligning management incentives with important sustainability objectives;
  • Executive remuneration at too-big-to-fail (TBTF) financial institutions with emphasis on the potential role of credit quality as an underpin and the utilisation of contingent convertible capital (CoCOs);
  • The role of sustainable and responsible investment across different asset classes with emphasis on the role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis when assessing credit quality;
  • The development of a more quantitative approach to the integration of corporate governance into capital asset pricing methodologies;
  • Demographics and bottom of the pyramid investment opportunities; and
  • Exploring the rise in the separation of economic interests from ownership rights.
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