Apex Group is to launch a new and expanded range of ESG and sustainability solutions, led by Emma Bickerstaffe, following its strategic acquisition of MJ Hudson’s advisory services and platforms focused on the sector. Bickerstaffe, who joins from MJ Hudson as Managing Director for ESG and Sustainability, will manage a global team of 150. The new suite will support investors, asset managers and corporates in three key areas: foundation and compliance; assessment and reporting; and strategy and transformation. In addition, Apex Group has also expanded its range of specialist ESG and sustainability solutions including enhanced impact solutions. The firm has also strengthened its carbon and climate services, which encompass carbon emissions monitoring, decarbonisation strategies, as well as new nature solutions, which identify and assess nature-related risks and opportunities. Apex Group is a global financial services provider with over 97 offices worldwide and 12,000+ employees in 39 countries. Its services include fund raising solutions, fund administration, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo, corporate services and ESG ratings and advisory solutions.