HowESG was established in 2013 and incorporated as a limited company in 2014. Howard Pearce is the founder and Executive Director of HowESG Ltd, a specialist environmental, asset stewardship and governance consultancy business. His non-executive roles include Director of Menhaden Capital PLC, Advisor to Board of Response Global Media, independent Chair of the F&C Responsible Investment Advisory Council (AUM £1.5bn), independent Chair of the Boards of the Avon and Wiltshire Pension Funds (AUM £3bn), Board member of Cowes Harbour Commission a UK trust port, and a Trustee member of the Board, plus Investment and Audit Committees of the NHS 'Above and Beyond’ charity.
Previously he was the Head of the Environment Agency £2.3bn pension fund and a trustee member of its Pensions and Investment Committee. Under his leadership the fund won >30 UK, EU and global awards for its financially and environmentally responsible investment, best practice fund governance, public reporting and e-communications. Prior to this he held senior executive roles in the environment, water, leisure and e-publishing sectors.