IG Group appoints Ben Hemington as ESG Manager

Maria Nikolova

In this newly created role, Ben Hemington will be responsible for leading and further developing the business’s ESG agenda.

Online trading major IG Group today announces the appointment of Ben Hemington as ESG Manager. In this newly created role, Mr Hemington will be responsible for leading and further developing the business’s ESG agenda, including managing the company’s environmental impact and driving ESG programs and initiatives.

The appointment underlines IG’s commitment to responsible ESG initiatives, in line with both the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and IG’s own well-established purpose and values. These include the company’s commitment to encourage greater diversity in the financial services industry, as evidenced through several partnerships with external organisations such as Code First Girls and TechSheCan.

Mr Hemington is based in London and reports to Joanna Nayler, Chief Legal and Governance Officer, who joined IG Group in March.

Mr Hemington joins IG Group from Teach First, where he has worked since 2017, managing many of the charity’s most important private sector partnerships. A qualified lawyer, he began his career at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP before re-training as a teacher on the Teach First Training Programme. This blend of experience makes him an ideal fit to drive flagship initiatives such as the IG Brighter Future Fund, a £5 million commitment launched in April 2020 to improve the educational opportunities for those most impacted by COVD-19 around the world.

Ben Hemington, ESG Manager, IG Group, commented on his appointment:

“It is an exciting time to join IG Group. The recent announcement of the Brighter Future Fund is testament to IG’s deep commitment to ESG. Speaking from experience, I know what a profound impact this money can have on vulnerable members of our communities that are set to be hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. I am very proud to be coordinating this and IG’s other ambitious ESG initiatives.”

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