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People & Appointments: Leonie Schreve joins PwC in ESG role

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Leonie Schreve has joined PwC as a Partner after announcing in November she had left her role as Global Head of Sustainable Finance at ING. Schreve, who has been at ING since 2004 and spent three years on the board of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s banking commission, will be working within PwC’s ESG deals department. As previously reported, Robert Spruijt, Head of Sustainable Finance EMEA, will temporarily fill Schreve’s previous role while ING recruits her successor. 

Juliana Hansveden has joined Ninety One as a portfolio manager for emerging markets sustainable equity. Hansveden leaves Nordea Asset Management, where she was responsible for managing €6bn across Nordea’s Emerging Stars and Asian Stars equity strategies. She has previously held roles at BlackRock and AP1.  

MSCI has reshuffled a number of senior ESG roles, with its current Head of ESG and Climate, Remy Briand, moving to the new role of Chief Product Officer. Briand will also take on the role of Head of Index from Diana Tidd, the firm’s Chief Responsibility Officer, to allow her to fully focus on her responsibility duties. Eric Moen, currently Head of ESG Business, will be promoted to fill Briand’s previous position of Head of ESG and Climate.  

Michelle Horsfield has left her role as Head of Climate Sustainability Standards at the Climate Bonds Initiative to become a Director at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Group, heading up its ESG Advisory work. Horsfield, who joined the CBI in 2020, spent 19 years at BP, working in a number of environmental roles. 

Meanwhile, Mireille Martini has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative as Taxonomy Outreach Manager. Martini, who is a member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, also sits on French regulator AMF’s climate and sustainable finance commission. 

The Principles for Responsible Investment has appointed a new chair and five new members to its private equity advisory committee. Anna Follér, Head of Sustainability at AP6, has become chair, while the group’s new members are: Andrew Collins, Director of ESG and Responsible Investing at the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System; Alison Loat, Managing Director Sustainable Investing and Innovation at OPTrust; Carmela Mondino, Head of ESG & Sustainability at Partners Group; Michael Musuraca, Strategic Advisor of ESG and Labour at Blue Wolf Capital Partners; and Suzanne Tavill, Head of Responsible Investing at StepStone Group.  

SCOR has made three new senior sustainability appointments. Michèle Lacroix has been promoted to Group Head of Sustainability from Head of Group Investment Risk and Sustainability, while Paul Nunn – currently Head of ESG within SCOR’s Property and Casualty business – becomes Head of Sustainable Insurance. Yun Wai Song has been promoted from Head of Market Risk and Sustainability to Head of Sustainable Investment. 

Chris Webb has left his role as Global Carbon Markets Director at the Nature Conservancy to become Global Head of Carbon Markets at HSBC. Webb joined The Nature Conservancy in 2016, and has previously held roles at PwC and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. 

Lewis Ashworth has left his role as Programme Manager at the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. Ashworth, who joined the IIGCC in 2018, said he would be starting a new position at the end of January. 

Jake Shirmer has left his role as Sustainability and Climate Change Specialist at Deloitte to become Principal, Sustainability at Blackstone.