People & Appointments: BNP hires European stewardship head

The latest ESG movers and shakers

BNP Paribas Asset Management has created a new Head of Stewardship role for Europe, to be filled by Rachel Crossley. Crossley is best known for advising the Access to Nutrition Initiative, a Netherlands-based non-profit focused on encouraging the private sector to support the fair distribution of healthy food. She also founded Broadwaters Consulting in 2010, and will step down as its Director to take up the new position.  

BNP Paribas has also appointed four new sustainability leads. Malika Takhtayeva leaves her role as Sustainable Finance Credit Analyst at Moody’s Investors Services to become Sustainable Fixed Income Lead; while Thibaud Clisson has been promoted from Senior ESG Analyst for the utilities, materials and energy sectors to Climate Change Lead. Robert-Alexandre Poujade has been promoted from ESG Analyst to Biodiversity Lead, and Delphine Riou is promoted from ESG Analyst to Inclusive Growth Lead. 

Nazmira Moola has been promoted to Chief Sustainability Officer at asset manager Ninety One. Moola, who was previously Deputy Managing Director and head of South African Investments, joined the firm in 2013 from Macquarie First South, where she was Head of Macroeconomic Strategy. 

Katie Beith has left her role as Senior Investment Strategist for Responsible Investment at NZ Super to become Head of ESG at wealth manager Forsyth Barr. 

ISS ESG is hiring for five roles including Climate Analytics Consultants for EMEA and the US, two roles in climate stress testing and a TCFD and Net Zero advisory role. 

Olivia Lankester has joined Federated Hermes as Responsible Investing and Sustainability Director in its emerging markets equities team. Lankester was most recently Senior Director for Social Impact and Responsibility at the Lego Group, and worked as a strategic advisor on its sustainability strategy. 

The World Resources Institute is hiring for a Director of Sustainable Private Sector Finance, based in Washington DC. 

Natalia Rajewska has left her role as Vice President, Sustainable Finance at ING to join Nikko Asset Management as Global ESG Specialist. Rajewska, who will be based in Singapore, has previously held roles at Aviva Investors, Corporate Citizenship and the IIX Foundation.