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Mark Bateman

Mark Bateman

Mark Bateman is Aperio’s Director of ESG/SRI Research. He is an internationally recognized ESG/SRI/Impact expert and works with Aperio’s clients to create customized ESG/SRI/Impact solutions that reflect their values. In addition to his work with Aperio, Mark is the founder of ENSOGO Analytics, a firm offering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings of mutual funds and ETFs. Before founding ENSOGO, he served as the Director of Research at IW Financial (now part of ISS), a leading provider of value-added ESG research. Prior to that, Mark spent 11 years at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC, now part of MSCI) in Washington, DC, in a range of positions, including Director of the Environmental Information Service, and ultimately, Vice President of Research and Operations. He also served on the original steering committee of the Global Reporting Initiative, helping to develop a sustainability reporting framework for companies. He serves on the board of directors for the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2), a social proxy research firm. Mark holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MA from George Washington University. Mark lives in Salem, Oregon, where he serves on the school district budget committee as well as a number of church boards and committees at the local, state, and regional level. In his free time, Mark enjoys photography and playing board games with his wife and kids