People & Appointments: Fiona Reynolds joins Dawn Turner, Mark Fulton on Quinbrook board

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Outgoing CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment, Fiona Reynolds, has joined the advisory board of renewable energy investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners. She joins Kurt Akers, former Assistant Senior Investment Officer at Washington State Investment Board and founder of Tangible Assets Advisory Group, who was appointed to the board late last month.  Dawn Turner, former CEO of Brunel Pension Partnership, and Mark Fulton, Founder of Energy Transition Advisors, also sit on the board. Quinbrook has offices in the UK, US, Australia and Jersey. Reynolds will leave the PRI next year to become CEO of Australian publisher Conexus Financial.

 Franziska Jahn-Madell has left her role as Director of Responsible Investment at Ruffer to become Global Stewardship Director at US asset manager MFS Investment Management. Jahn-Madell, who was at Ruffer for almost eight years, will take up the newly-created role at the end of October, and is tasked with developing a strategic stewardship programme for the firm.

Samantha Lamb has left her role as Head of ESG for abrdn’s (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments) fixed income wing. Lamb, who was at abdrn for almost 15 years, leaves to take up the role of Head of Fixed Income at GIB Asset Management. She will be replaced by Marianne Zangerl, formerly Investment Director, Private Credit at abrdn.

Jorge Camiña has joined Denham Capital as Partner and Head of Credit for its new sustainable infrastructure credit platform. He leaves his role as Director of Infrastructure Debt at Allianz Global Investors.

Sudip Hazra has become the new Director of ESG Research at Invesco. He leaves his role as Head of Sustainability Research at Kepler Cheuvreux, where he had worked for 10 years.

Laurent Bouvier has become Global Head of ESG Advisory for UBS’ global banking division. Bouvier, who joined UBS in 2015, moves from his role as Co-Head of the Global Industries Group, and will take the position of the group’s Chairman as part of his new responsibilities. He will be replaced by Philippe Chryssicopoulos, who was previously Global Head of Infrastructure and Power.

Karin van Baardwijk has been promoted to CEO of Robeco. Currently the deputy CEO and COO, she will as of next year succeed Gilbert Van Hassel who has served as Robeco’s CEO since 2016. Van Hessel is relocating back to the US where he “will assume a senior role” for financial services company ORIX Group. 

Rakhi Kumar, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Solutions at Liberty Mutual has joined the advisory board of climate tech firm Persefoni. 

Helen Price has been promoted to Head of Stewardship at Brunel Pension Partnership. Price, who has been at Brunel since 2017, was previously Stewardship Manager.

Belinda Gan has joined Capital Group as ESG Investment Director for its Europe and Asia client group. Gan was most recently Investment Director, Global Sustainability, at Schroders UK and sat on the Investment Association’s Sustainability and Responsible Investment Committee

Pierre Abadie, Co-head of Tikehau Capital’s T2 Energy Transition Private Equity Fund, has been given the additional role of Group Climate Director. Abadie will oversee Tikehau’s recently established Climate Action Centre as part of his new responsibilities.

JP Morgan is hiring a Vice President to join its ESG Debt Capital Markets team in London.

A new advisory panel has been established to support the foundation of the Global Tailings Management Institute. Panel members represent civil society, industry, finance and academia, and include Günter Becker, Head of Mining at Munich Re and Peter Kindt, Head of Commodities, Food and Agriculture at ING.

The Grantham Institute is hiring up to three Research Assistants to work in its Transition Pathway Initiative team.

Ana Janine has joined Gresham House as an Investment Manager in its sustainable infrastructure team. Janine leaves her role as a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. 

Kirsty Jenkinson, Investment Director for Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies at CalSTRS, and Yuko Koshiba, Impact Officer at the Japan Social Innovation and Investment Foundation are among 11 members of a new advisory council for the Investment Integration Project, an applied research and consulting firm focused on systemic risk and sustainable investing.

Nonprofit the Sunrise Project is looking for an Asia-based Senior Strategist, China Global Energy Finance to act as its China programme lead.

Charlotte Gardes has joined the International Monetary Fund as a Climate Change and Financial Stability Expert. Gardes left her role as Deputy Head of the sustainable finance and climate risk unit at the French Treasury in August, and sits on a number of committees including the Finance for Tomorrow Scientific Committee and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency’s climate finance research project steering committee.

Loretta Minghella has stepped down as First Church Estates Commissioner to become Master of Clare College Cambridge. Minghella, former CEO of charity Christian Aid, will be replaced by Alan Smith, previously a Senior Advisor, ESG Risk and Inclusion at HSBC.

The Green Climate Fund is hiring a Legal Counsel, based in Incheon, South Korea.

Ignacio Arróniz Velasco has joined the E3G think tank as a Trade and Climate Researcher. Velasco, who has previously held roles with Kreab Worldwide and the European Policy Centre, was most recently a trainee in the cabinet of Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Claudia Tober has taken over as Managing Director of Church-run carbon offsetting fund Klima-Kollekte while current Managing Director Sina Brod takes maternity leave. Tober has held a number of industry association roles in the past, including as Vice President of EuroSIF and Managing Director of German sustainable investor association Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen.