People & Appointments: Macquarie recruiting Climate Intelligence Unit

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Macquarie is creating a new Climate Intelligence Unit, according to a job advert on its website. “An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced subject matter expert to help build and lead a new Climate Intelligence Unit for Macquarie Group, which will provide central resource to support businesses, functions and colleagues with actionable intelligence on climate issues, markets, policy and competitors,” the firm said. 

Carbon Tracker has appointed former Senior Advisor to the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen as its Head of Company Research. She will develop the next stage of the think-tank’s research programme and oversee the Power and Utilities team on an interim basis. 

Deloitte has poached Gregory Lowe from Aon. Lowe has been Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability at Aon since 2016, but has now been named Director of Finance for Deloitte. 

United for a Fair Economy have paid tribute to Michael Young, who sadly passed away earlier this month following a battle with cancer. Young had been the campaign group’s Inclusive Economy Project Director. “Words cannot express how much we will miss Michael’s vision, passion, wisdom, humour, camaraderie, and love of organizing. Our team is slowing down to grieve this loss and celebrate Michael’s impact and legacy,” UFE said in a statement

Jackie Roberts, former Chief Sustainability Officer at The Carlyle Group, has been hired by Hunter Point Capital, which invests in middle-market alternative asset managers, to spearhead its ESG offering. She will advise Hunter Point’s partners on improving their ESG diligence and operations. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2014, Roberts spent 17 years at the Environmental Defense Fund, where she was a Senior Director of the Idea Bank for the US Climate and Energy Program.

European SME investor Kartesia has promoted Coralie De Maesschalck to head of CSR & ESG position, having been Head of Portfolio and ESG since 2015. She will now be in charge of CSR initiatives at corporate level, ESG criteria at portfolio level and internal procedures, according to a statement. Basile Gerber will take over running the portfolio. Kartesia has just launched the Kartesia For Women initiative, which aims to highlight the valuable contribution of women in the organisation and the sector.

Leticia Peguero has resigned as Vice President of Programs at the Nathan Cummings Foundation after three years to focus on coaching and independent consulting. She will remain in place at the family foundation as it finds her replacement. 

Natalia Rajewska has been promoted to ING’s Vice President of Sustainable Finance from her current position as an Associate for Sustainable Finance. 

Deutsche Bank CEO Christiana Riley has joined the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose’s Board of Directors.

Ortec Finance has hired Russ Bowdrey to lead its Climate & ESG Solutions team. He will leave Aviva, where he had been since 2013 – most recently as Senior ALM Manager for Strategic Asset Allocation and TCFD Physical Risk Workstream Lead – to take up the new role, in which he will advise clients on climate change and investment. 

The World Resources Institute has appointed Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng as Global Director of its Governance Center. He joins from the African Development Bank, where he has served as Director of the African Natural Resources Center.

The Principles for Responsible Investment has taken on Kimberly Gladman as a Senior Associate for Climate Change, supporting signatories to the Principles as they integrate climate considerations into their business models and strategic planning. Gladman will retain her roles as a Senior Associate at ValueEdge Advisors and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University. 

Mirova has nabbed State Street Global Advisors’ Global Head of ESG Investment Strategy, Nathalie Wallace, to become its Head of Strategy and Development. Wallace was previously the Director of Ceres and will continue to be a Member of the City of Cambridge’s Climate Protection Action Committee, as well as serving on the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee. 

MSCI’s ESG Research Executive Director Minako Takaba has joined Nomura Asset Management as an ESG Investment Manager. Takaba has held her role at MSCI since 2007.

Sean Maguire has joined Impax’s Private Equity and Infrastructure team as a Managing Director. Renewables specialist Maguire was most recently Vice President of Commercial European Wind & Solar at Statkraft.