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Willis Towers Watson appoints new Head of Sustainable Investment for Australia

November 24, 2021


SYDNEY, November 24, 2021 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has announced the appointment of Tim Unger as Australia’s Head of Sustainable Investment, effective immediately.

Tim joined Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in 2001 and has long been an integral part of the Australian leadership team, as well as an advocate for incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into investment strategies and framework.

Aongus O’Gorman, Head of Investments for WTW Australia said: “Tim’s experience and insights have driven exceptional portfolio strategies for our clients. Given the greater emphasis across institutional investing for more sustainable practices and the wider commitment to net zero, this new role is a logical progression for him.

Too often we have seen sustainable investment marginalised, sitting to the side of many investment processes. Tim’s appointment is a signal that sustainable investment sits at the centre of our advice because portfolio strategy is the point at which policy meets implementation, and this is the experience Tim brings to the table.”

WTW is a founding member of the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative and has committed to integrating advice on net zero alignment into all our investment consulting services. Tim commented: “This means that a key focus of our activities is to help our clients identify the investment risks from climate change and to support them in developing policies that manage these risks and align their portfolios with the transition to a net zero world.”

We want our actions and advice to result in significant reductions in carbon emissions in the real economy.”

Tim Unger,
Head of Sustainable Investment, Australia
Willis Towers Watson

“We want our actions and advice to result in significant reductions in carbon emissions in the real economy. This means that we need to be able to measure the impact of the advice that we provide and the changes that our clients make to their portfolios; so making significant progress in this area is also a priority.

My ambition as Head of Sustainable Investment in Australia is to help marshal WTW’s considerable resources and IP in the area of sustainable investment. This will enable our clients to integrate ESG considerations into their portfolios that result in attractive risk-adjusted returns but which also have a positive impact when assessed against their sustainability goals.”

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

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