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People & Appointments: Nicholas Pfaff becomes ICMA Deputy CEO

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Nicholas Pfaff has been promoted to Deputy CEO at the International Capital Markets Association. Pfaff joined ICMA in 2012 as Head of its Paris office, and has been Head of Sustainable Finance since 2020. He is the Secretary of the Green and Social Bond Principles, and is on the EU’s Platform on Sustainable Finance. He has previously held a number of senior banking roles including at the EBRD, Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas.

Jupiter Asset Management has poached Sandra Carlisle from HSBC to become its new Head of Responsible Investment. Carlisle, who leaves her role as Head of Responsible Investment for HSBC Asset Management, sat on the PRI’s board for three years and was previously Head of Responsible Investment at Newton. At Jupiter she will be responsible for leading the manager’s sustainability efforts across both investments and corporate activities.

Charles Fruitiere has been promoted to Head of ESG and Sustainable Investment Research at La Francaise Asset Management. Fruitiere joined the firm as a Senior ESG Analyst in 2018, and has previously held roles at FTSE Russell and the CDP. He replaces Roland Rott, who left the firm in January.

BlackRock is hiring a Director to become its Climate and Sustainability Research Lead.

Ed Geall has joined Regnan as a Senior Research Analyst, supporting the firm’s water, waste and impact solutions teams. Geall was most recently a Thematic Research Analyst at Newton Investment Management.

The FAIRR Initiative is hiring a Director of ESG Research and Data.

Samriddhi Sharma has joined Fulcrum Asset Management as Responsible Investment Associate. Sharma leaves her role as Senior Consultant in sustainable finance at EY.

MSCI is hiring an ESG Policy Researcher based in New York.

Andrea Carzana has joined Aviva Investors as co-Manager of its climate transition equity fund. Carzana spent seven years at Columbia Threadneedle managing ESG and sustainable outcome equity strategies and before that was an Insurance Equity Research Analyst at Mediobanca.

The Church Commissioners are hiring for a Director to oversee the environmental efforts of its responsible investment team.