Global Chair, Mercer Sustainable Investment, Mercer
Helga Birgden is a Partner, Mercer's Global Business Leader, Responsible Investment. She has more than 20 years advising Trustees, Directors and Investment Boards from global pension funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, endowments and insurers on responsible investment systemic risk issues - environmental, including climate change, governance and social. She leads Mercer's global RI business and has prepared investment advice on climate change and ESG issues for major institutional investors representing trillions of dollars of assets and advised multi-lateral institutions such as the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, G20, Development Banks and insurance regulators. Over the last decade Helga has been a leader on Mercer's global climate change studies over a decade including Climate change and strategic asset allocation 2011, Investing in a Time of Climate Change 2015 and The Sequel 2019 advising institutions on the impact of climate change and ESG. She facilitates the Future Makers Working Group, representing climate investor clients representing over $2+ trillion in AUM. Helga is Deputy Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change, representing Trillions AUM of regional and global signatories and Advisory Committee, Asian Investor Group on Climate Change.