Danyelle Guyatt is a Principal in Mercer's Responsible Investment team in London. Her focus is on intellectual capital development, consulting and research for Mercer's global RI business.
She has 10 years experience, starting as an economist at the Commonwealth Treasury of Australia before moving to London in the financial sector as a strategist and later a global balanced fund manager with Deutsche Asset Management.
Danyelle graduated with an MSc in Investment Management with distinction at the Cass Business School and recently completed a PhD in Economic Psychology at the University of Bath, researching institutional investors and long-term responsible investing. She was awarded the best PhD thesis in Finance and Sustainability for 2006 from the French Social Investment Forum.
Danyelle was part of a group of experts invited to contribute to the development of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and was commissioned to carry out a study by the Marathon Club on investment beliefs related to the promotion of good corporate governance and responsibility. She has been involved in delivering workshops at the Rotman International Centre of Pensions Management on topics related to improving the pension fund management process, including 'short-termism amongst institutional investors' and 'a framework for collaboration amongst pension funds and their agents'.
Danyelle published an article in the Journal of Corporate Governance entitled "Meeting Objectives and Resisting Conventions: A Focus on Institutional Investors and Long Term Responsible Investing" (2005, Vol.5 (3), pp.139-150) and has a chapter in a forthcoming book entitled Corporate Ethics and Economic Behaviour on "Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of Long-Term Responsible Investment."