Onex Corp. has hired Judy Cotte as head of ESG for Onex. In this new position, Cotte will lead Onex’ ESG efforts, with a focus on enhancing Onex’ investment processes across its platforms, partnering with investors and clients to help meet investment objectives and reporting requirements, and aligning Onex with industry best practices.
“There is a strong connection between being responsible stewards of capital and having good ESG practices. Onex has been a responsible investor since our founding and we’re excited to welcome Judy to the team to further enhance our ESG efforts,” said Bobby Le Blanc, president of Onex and Head of Onex Partners. “Our intention is to not only create investment value, but to have a more positive impact on the industries we invest in and the communities we serve. Judy will play an important role in the continued success of our firm.”
Cotte is joining Onex from ESG Global Advisors, a firm she founded to bridge the gap between companies and investors on ESG factors.
“We’ve seen positive momentum in the evolution of ESG practices,” said Cotte. “Onex has an opportunity to build on its strong foundation and create real value and drive strategic change directly from our own efforts and through partnering with the companies we invest in. I’m pleased to be joining a team that shares my belief that good ESG practices can have a significant positive impact for all stakeholders.”