# RepRisk interviews Savita Subramanian, Head of ESG Research at BofA Securities
# September 2020
1. RepRisk: Could you please provide some insight into your role and the role of your department within BofA Securities?
Savita Subramanian: As the head of Global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Research within BofA Securities, I lead the development and marketing of the firm’s global ESG research, which is used by institutional and individual clients. I also lead our U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy team, where I am responsible for determining forecasts for the S&P 500 and other major U.S. indices, recommending sector allocations for equities, and developing and marketing the firm’s quantitative equity strategy.
2. RR: BofA Securities recently published a report featuring RepRisk data that evaluates the impact that ESG risk has on investment performance. What are the main findings of the report?