Clare Payn is head of corporate governance North America for Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). She has overall responsibility for LGIM’s ESG engagement, voting activities and policy setting in the North American region. She communicates with companies, investors, and other market participants in striving for best practice in this market. Clare also leads the governance team’s work on improving gender diversity on corporate boards. She sits on L&G Group plc’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which works towards creating an inclusive and diverse culture. She also sits on the Female Talent Forum, a committee focused on strengthening the Group’s female representation below board and executive level.