Anne Simpson was named investment director, Sustainability, in August 2016.
She oversees CalPERS' sustainability strategy across the $330 billion total fund, working through partnerships to achieve advocacy, engagement, and integration objectives identified in CalPERS' strategic plan on sustainable investment. Priorities include issues framed by CalPERS' Investment Beliefs, including data and corporate reporting; manager expectations with a focus on climate change, diversity, and inclusion; research; and alignment of interests.
Anne previously served in other leadership roles at CalPERS, including investment director, Global Governance, and before that, senior portfolio manager, Global Equity, both in the Investment Office.
Prior to joining CalPERS, she also served as senior faculty fellow and lecturer, Yale School of Management; executive director, International Corporate Governance Network; head of the World Bank-OECD, Global Corporate Governance Forum; and joint managing director, Pensions and Investment Research Consultants, Ltd., where she was a corporate representative with the Investment Management Regulatory Organization and, earlier, the Financial Intermediaries, Managers and Brokers Regulatory Association.
Anne is a member of the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee, the International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Investor Advisory Group, and the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business Center for Responsible Business at the University of Berkeley.
She is the author of "The Greening of Global Investment," published by the Economist, and the co-author of "Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility," published by Oxford University Press.
Anne has a master's degree (converted from a bachelor's) from Oxford University, where she studied politics, philosophy, and economics.
She was a Slater Fellow in development economics at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.