As independent advisor and research team leader I provide services in support of shaping integrated investment management. This involves taking responsible investment mainstream, in different asset classes including listed equities and private equity as well as the areas of wealth management and impact investing.
Working with horisontal and interdisciplinary teams, I provide co-leadership in delivering:
Planning, design, quality control and interpretation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis of business performance, including determination of material relevance in appropriate context and advice for future-fit portfolio development,
Development of integrated investment analysis, taking findings of ESG and fundamental or comparative financial analysis and defining connectivity and causal relations between key performance aspects and core financial value drivers, and
Facilitation of investor engagements with investee companies and institutions, leading critical yet collaborative discussions to take stock of progress, areas for improvement, dilemmas, long-term implications and true value creation.
"Cornis is a thoughtful consultant with a broad understanding of non-financial issues facing large corporations globally, issues that have a significant impact on the investment case, the assessment of the companies’ business models, and on their valuation. We very much appreciate the way Cornis handles the engagement process with our portfolio companies."
Christopher Quast, Managing Partner, De Pury Pictet Turrettini Asset Management, Switzerland
"We would like to bring to your attention the wonderful web platform Cornis has created. As stated on the homepage of Materialitytracker (2015), this site 'is about the difference between the important and the trivial, framed in the context of sustainability'."
Bob Eccles, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, USA
"His international network and experience in working with sustainability initiatives such as the GRI and ISO26000 is well recognised. I would certainly recommend Cornis for project work related to the use of ESG criteria in business and investment decision-making."
Tom Rotherham, Director, Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd