Senior Specialist, Principles for Responsible Investment
Simon Whistler is Head of Real Estate at Principles for Responsible Investment, (PRI). He leads the organisation’s work on real assets. Whistler works with real assets investors to support their understanding and integration of responsible investment in their investment processes. He has recently worked on projects developing guidance for real assets investors on implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and looking at the role of investors in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Whistler has worked for over 10 years at Control Risks, leading a team providing political and social risk advisory support to investors and corporate clients in Latin America. This often involved carrying out pre or post-transaction due diligence for major investments and operations in the region, as well as assessing clients’ social risk management and governance frameworks and performance. He holds an MSc in Latin American Politics from the University of London (Institute for the Study of the Americas) and a BA in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Bristol.