John Ploeg, CFA, is a Principal and Co-Head of ESG Research for PGIM Fixed Income, based in London. Mr. Ploeg is responsible for the strategic integration of ESG research across all elements of the firm, including investment decision-making, and internal and external education and engagement. He also serves as a member of the ESG Policy and ESG Ratings Sub-Committees. Prior to joining the ESG team, Mr. Ploeg graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, where Mr. Ploeg received a Masters in Environmental Policy. Previously, Mr. Ploeg was head of the firm’s European CLO product management team, where he was responsible for all business aspects of the firm’s European CLO platform. Prior to relocating to London, Mr. Ploeg was a member of the Firm’s U.S. CLO product management team in Newark. Before that, Mr. Ploeg worked in the CIO department of PGIM’s parent company, Prudential Financial Inc, first in the department's Alternative Assets Group, and later in its Modeling & Analytics Group. Mr. Ploeg received a dual BA degree in Computer Science and Economics from Brown University in 2007, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.