Background

Dr Claire Molinari


Claire Molinari works in sustainable investment for QSuper, a large profit-for-members Australian pension fund. In her role as ESG Governance Strategist for QSuper, she is responsible for implementing QSuper’s stewardship program. Previously, Claire worked as an analyst in the global equities research team at London-based investment manager Sarasin & Partners, where she specialised in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research. A qualified lawyer with a competition law background, Claire was Clarendon Scholar at Oxford, where she completed her DPhil (PhD) on the legal framework around sustainable investment, with a focus on fiduciary duty and intergenerational equity. Additionally Claire holds a Maîtrise in International Law from Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Melbourne.


Gordon L. Clark, Heather Hachigian, Sarah McGill, Claire Molinari and Dariusz Wojcik, (2016)

‘Addressing the Challenges of Transformation through Sustainable Investment’,

in Tessa Hebb et al (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment (Routledge: London and New York).


Claire Molinari (2015),

‘Principle 3: From a Right to Development to Intergenerational Equity’,

in Jorge E Vinuales (ed),The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: a commentary (Oxford University Press: Oxford).


Claire Molinari (2015),

‘The Future of Fiduciary Obligation for Institutional Investors’,

in Jim Hawley et al (eds), Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge).


Claire Woods (2011)

‘Funding Climate Change: How pension fund fiduciary duty masks trustee inertia & short-termism’,

in Jim Hawley, Shyam Kamath & Andrew T Williams (eds), Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis (University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia).


Claire Woods & Roger Urwin (2010)

‘Putting Sustainable Investing into Practice: A governance framework for pension funds’,

Journal of Business Ethics 92:1-19.