People & Appointments: Euronext appoints group ESG head

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Sara Lovisolo has become Head of Group ESG at Euronext. Lovisolo, who was Group Sustainability Manager at the London Stock Exchange Group for 10 years, was previously Group Sustainability Manager at Borsa Italiana. She was a member of the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance for two years and is a member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group. 

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe is to leave her role as Moody’s Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and President of the Moody’s Foundation, and will transition to a role as Special Advisor. Isaacs-Lowe has held a number of roles over her 23-year career at Moody’s, including Head of Relationship Management for EMEA and Senior Vice President in its commercial group. She joined the firm in 1998 from her role as Chief Financial Officer at Equinox Realty Advisors.

Erika Wranegard has joined Lombard Odier’s fixed income team as a Portfolio Manager. Wrangard, who previously managed Swedish asset manager Öhman’s green bond and investment grade sustainable credit strategies, will be responsible for managing Lombard Odier’s TargetNetZero global and European investment grade credit strategies alongside three other managers.

PwC has announced plans to hire almost 100,000 people, a workforce increase of over a third, as part of an investment plan designed to capture the ESG advice market. The $12bn investment involves the establishment of trust ‘leadership institutes’ in the US and Asia to train clients in ESG, and a $125m US initiative which aims to find 25,000 jobs for ethnic minority students, including 10,000 at PwC.

The Principles for Responsible Investment is hiring an Associate, Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance Administration.

ShareAction is hiring for five roles: Director of Financial Sector Standards, Director of People, Media Communications Officer, Operations Support Officer, Senior Campaigns Officer and Senior Digital Campaigns Officer.


Jason Taylor has joined National Bank of Canada as a Managing Director. Taylor, who leaves his role as co-lead of the sustainable finance group at Bank of Nova Scotia, will “work with teams across capital markets to integrate sustainability initiatives”, Bloomberg reported.

The Renewables Infrastructure Group has appointed John Whittle as a non-executive Director. Whittle, who is a non executive Director at a number of other investment firms including Starwood European REal Estate Finance, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He will replace Jon Bridel as Chair of the audit committee when he retires. 

Wealth manager Quilter has appointed Tosin James-Odukoya as its new Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing. James-Odukoya joins Quilter from her previous role as Global Lead of Inclusion and Diversity as mobile operator trade body GSMA. She has previously held roles at the New York Stock Exchange and HSBC.

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is recruiting for a Senior Associate, Sustainable Investing.

Eleanor Austin has been promoted to Sustainable Outcomes Analyst at Aviva Investors. Austin, who joined Aviva Investors in 2019, was previously a UK ESG Solutions Analyst.

Jesus College Cambridge is hiring a Senior Research Associate to lead a project studying the feasibility of a fossil-free bond index, and supporting its creation.