Lee Coates OBE

Co-Founder, ESG Accord

Lee spent 31 years running his own financial advice business (Ethical Investors), dealing exclusively in ethical and responsible investment advice. In 1998 worked with colleagues from Ethical Investors to establish an independent ethical research company (Ethical Screening) and in 2010 he launched Australia’s first animal-friendly Superannuation fund (Cruelty Free Super).

In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for ‘services to ethical business and finance’. In October 2020 he launched ESG Accord, an adviser support business assisting firms to implement robust compliance procedures to meet sustainability preferences requirements.