Lee Coates OBE, ESG Accord Ltd
Lee Coates OBE
director
ESG Accord Ltd

1989 – 2020: Founder and Director of IFA firm Ethical Investors, which specialised in advice on ethical and responsible investment.

1998 established an independent ethical research company, Ethical Screening.

2010 launched Australia’s first animal-friendly Superannuation fund (Cruelty-Free Super).

2011 awarded an OBE for ‘services to ethical business and finance’.

October 2020 co-launched ESG Accord, an adviser support business assisting firms to implement robust compliance procedures to meet sustainability preference requirements. Provides consultancy for FMs and DFMs on ESG and Sustainable Finance.

Lee is part of the FCA’s Disclosures and Labels Advisory Group