Solebury Trout Launches New Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Practice Led by New Hire Amanda Cimaglia

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Solebury Trout, a leading strategic investor relations and financial
communications firm, announced today the launch of a new Environmental,
Social and Governance (ESG) practice area to help clients build or
improve, as well as promote, an ESG strategy that creates long-term
value and drives investor engagement. Managing Director Amanda Cimaglia
will lead the new offering, titled Solebury Trout ESG 360SM,
reflecting the holistic nature of the practice, which encompasses both
investor relations and corporate communications initiatives.


Cimaglia is joining Solebury Trout from Hannon
Armstrong
(NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate change
solutions, where she most recently led the investor relations function
and ESG reporting initiatives. Her success in fully integrating an ESG
focus into the investor relations strategy and corporate communications
initiatives at HASI grew the shareholder base to include nearly 30
percent ESG-dedicated long-only investors – from less than 1 percent in
2013. During her seven-year tenure at Hannon Armstrong, Amanda directly
participated in raising over $1 billion in the public capital markets.
Notably, she built an award-winning investor relations program,
garnering the 2019 Best Overall Investor Relations (Small Cap) Award by
IR Magazine, as well as being named a finalist for 2019 Best ESG
Reporting.

Cimaglia has served as a member of the ESG working groups for both the
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE). She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of best
practices in investor relations and ESG integration from the corporate
perspective, having previously spoken at events sponsored by Bank of
America, Ethical Corporation, Institutional Investor, Asset TV, and the
National Investor Relations Institute.

“ESG continues to be a growing area of opportunity across our client
base and the broader market, as sustainable investments account for $1
out of every $4 of total assets under professional management in the
U.S. – a 38 percent increase in the last two years, according to The
Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF),” said Jeff
Grossman, CEO of Solebury Trout. “We are thrilled to have Amanda on our
team. Her prior work at Hannon Armstrong has often been cited by
investors and other stakeholders as a leading example that other
companies can and should follow.”

“I am very excited to join Solebury Trout to lead the ESG practice and
work across the client base to guide members of the C-Suite and Board on
strategies to effectively engage various stakeholder groups on important
ESG issues that can reduce risk and present opportunities,” said
Cimaglia. “I have experienced firsthand the evolution of ESG principles
becoming more mainstream over the last several years for both
corporations and investors. I look forward to working with Solebury’s
public company clients, as well as its private clients contemplating
entering the public markets, on building and communicating an effective
ESG strategy to drive long-term value.”

Solebury Trout is affiliated with Solebury Capital, the leading equity
capital markets advisory firm in the U.S., having advised on nearly 700
equity transactions since its founding 15 years ago.

About Solebury Trout

Solebury Trout provides clients with senior counsel and execution on
investor relations and corporate communications strategies. The firm’s
global reach extends through a network of offices in New York, Boston,
Stamford and San Francisco, as well as consultants in the U.K.,
connecting clients with the right investors and media in all the major
financial centers. A highly-experienced team of 60 senior professionals
has expertise in investor relations, equity research, portfolio
management, private equity, investment banking, journalism, ESG and
corporate communications.

Solebury Trout is affiliated with Solebury Capital, the leading equity
capital markets advisory firm, and is a subsidiary of The PNC Financial
Services Group, Inc.

About Solebury Capital

Solebury Capital is a global advisory firm and registered broker dealer
exclusively focused on equity capital markets advisory services. Since
2005, the company has completed more than 600 transactions, providing
clients with independent advice and judgment honed in decades of
experience in capital markets at leading investment firms across the
globe.

About PNC

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest
diversified financial services institutions in the United States,
organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships
and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range
of lending products; specialized services for corporations and
government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance
and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For
information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Contacts

James McCusker
203-428-3217
[email protected]

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