Smart introduced the new role to reinforce its ongoing commitment to improving its environmental and social footprint
NASHVILLE, TN/ACCESSWIRE/May 10, 2022/ Intelligent, a leading global provider of retirement technology, has appointed Rowena Humphreys as Group Chief Sustainability Officer, a new role for the company. The appointment comes as Smart seeks to further strengthen its sustainability credentials and deliver on its commitment to becoming a net zero company.
UK-based Humphreys will expand Smart’s commitment to sustainable business practices across its global office complex. This includes the US headquarters based in Nashville and the newly acquired office of Stadion Money Management in Athens, Georgia.
Prior to joining Smart, Humphreys consulted with more than 20 international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the design and implementation of strategic sustainability programs, including working with agencies such as UNAIDS and the World Food Program, to improve operational efficiency, drive growth and have an impact. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University.
“Smart has laid the groundwork for its sustainability journey and there are already some exciting initiatives in place. Given the pace of change in the industry combined with Smart’s ambitious plans, we need to accelerate this and I’m excited to take on this role,” says Humphreys. “To examine how we can both identify and communicate existing initiatives, as well as explore new ideas on how we can add additional value to Smart through its sustainability offering.
“We look forward to working closely with Rowena to guide and strengthen our sustainability efforts here in the United States,” added Jodan Ledford, CEO of Smart in the United States. “As we increase our presence, our goal is to continue to positively impact our communities in any way we can.”
“As part of our strategic commitment to becoming a net zero company, I am delighted to welcome Rowena to Smart,” said Michelle Darracott, Chief Strategy Officer at Smart. “Her deep expertise in environmental sustainability and economic inclusion makes her the ideal candidate to play a critical role in achieving our ambitions to become a leading sustainable company.”
Operationally carbon-free from day one, Smart has a rapidly growing global footprint, managing over $3 billion in member savings on its platform. In the UK, Smart’s captive master trust, the Smart Pension Master Trust, invests over 70% of its default growth fund in ESG funds and plans to increase this to 100%.
Smart is a global savings and investment technology provider. Its mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial well-being, for all generations, everywhere.
Smart partners with financial institutions (including brokers, RIAs, pension providers, insurers, accountants, asset managers, banks) and financial advisors to offer retirement savings solutions and digital income, personalized and profitable.
Smart, founded in the UK, operates in the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East with nearly one million savers entrusting over $3 billion in assets to the platform. Smart supports its clients with a 650 strong global team and has seen over 2,000% growth in assets on its platform since 2018.
Legal & General, JP Morgan, the Link Group, Barclays, Natixis Investment Managers, Chrysalis Investments and DWS Group are all investors to date in Smart.
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