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Background of Founder
Mirza Baig is the founder and managing director of HGC. Mirza has over a decade of experience in the responsible investment industry and has developed an in-depth understanding of the corporate governance, environmental and social issues most critical to institutional investors.
Based in India, Mirza most recently served as a Director of F&C Investments’ award-winning Governance & Sustainable Investment team, responsible for overseeing their voting and corporate engagement activities across Asia. Prior to relocating to India, Mirza spent 5 years in a senior management role in F&C’s global governance and engagement team within its London head office, and served as the key interface between the governance and fund management teams. In addition, Mirza assisted third-party clients (asset managers and owners) in developing and executing bespoke responsible investment strategies through corporate engagement, informed voting and public advocacy.
Mirza is an expert, author and public speaker on a variety of subjects, including board effectiveness, executive remuneration, proxy voting, mainstreaming sustainability risks, audit and financial controls, responsible finance, sustainable mining and food security.
In 2013 Mirza received the prestigious ‘Rising Star of Corporate Governance’ award from the Millstein Center For Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.
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