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People & Appointments: EFRAG names 71 advisors on sustainability reporting standards

The latest ESG movers and shakers

The EU’s Financial Reporting Advisory Group, EFRAG, has named the 71 experts that will advise it on developing sustainability reporting standards. Among the members of 11 new working group are Rodolphe Bocquet, Vice President for Partnerships and Regulation at Clarity AI; and Wolfgang Kuhn, former Director of Financial Sector Strategies at campaign group ShareAction and now an independent consultant – both of whom sit on the ‘cross-cutting standards’ working group. Members of other working groups include Wouter Meindertsma, a Climate Change Specialist at the European Investment Bank; Per Törnqvist, Senior Vice President at Danske Bank; and Yvonne Zwick, Chair of German corporate sustainability network BAUM.

Alex Hillman, Strategy and Performance Advisor at Australian fossil fuel heavyweight Woodside, has left to become a Carbon Analyst at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility. Hillman was also Climate Change Advisor for six years at Woodside, and wrote the LNG giant’s climate change policy. 

BMO Global Asset Management has poached Karlijn van Lierop from MN. After nearly a decade at the Dutch pension administrator and manager – most recently as its Head of Responsible Investment and Governance – van Lierop will join BMO as its Director for Responsible Investment in January.  

Rosalie Vendette has joined consultancy Quinn & Partners as an Associate. Vendette, who was on the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Policy & Research Committee, was previously running her own consultancy, Decode ESG. 

Manuela Rankine has been promoted to Director of Sustainable Investing at Global Healthcare Opportunities, the specialist healthcare investor.  

The Responsible Investment Association Australasia is recruiting a Head of Policy and Advocacy. 

Iancu Daramus has left his role as Senior Sustainability Analyst at Legal & General Investment Management, which he took on after leaving Carbon Tracker in 2017. He will now be working in climate investment and stewardship at Fulcrum Asset Management. 

Marte Borhaug has left her role as Global Head of Sustainable Outcomes at Aviva Investors to join Morgan Stanley as Head of Sustainable Outcomes. Borhaug, who co-Chairs the 30% Club, joined Aviva in 2016 from the Confederation of British Industry. Aviva Investors is actively recruiting for her replacement. 

Michael Bloomberg has become co-Chair of Mark Carney’s Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero – better known as GFANZ. Mary Schapiro, former Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission will serve as Vice Chair, overseeing GFANZ’s secretariat. 

Colin Graham has joined Robeco as Co-Head of Sustainable Multi-Asset Solutions and Head of Multi-Asset Strategies. He was most recently Chief Investment Officer for Multi Asset Solutions at Eastspring, and has held similar roles at BNP Paribas and BlackRock. 

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is recruiting a Senior ESG Specialist focusing on the environment.