People and appointments: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency hiring climate risk director

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Credit Suisse poaches Chow from HSBC AM, Climate Bonds Initiative loses LatAm head.

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is hiring for a director of climate risk. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying, monitoring and reporting on climate risk for supervised institutions, and developing new or revised supervisory policy, guidance and examination procedures. Applications close 21 February.

Credit Suisse Asset Management has poached Christine Chow, HSBC Asset Management’s head of stewardship, to be its new head of active ownership. Chow, a member of HSBC AM’s board, has previously held roles at Federated Hermes and IHS Markit. A spokesperson for HSBC said her replacement had not yet been appointed. Her responsibilities in the interim will be maintained by the stewardship and engagement team under the supervision of Xavier Baraton, global CIO and Ruwan Madura, head of investment process management.

Leisa de Souza has left her role as head of Latin America at the Climate Bonds Initiative to join Natixis as a green and sustainable finance expert in its green and sustainable hub. De Souza spent four years at the CBI and has previously held roles at the Inter-American Development Bank, WWF and the Carbon Trust.

Collective engagement group Shareholders for Change has elected Ugo Biggeri, president of Italian sustainable investment house Etica, as interim president. He replaces Aurélie Baudhuin, who left her role as director of SRI research at Meeschaert to become director of SRI at French insurer Malakoff Humanis.

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative is hiring a senior manager in the nature-related awareness and capacity-building team. Applications close on 13 February.

Jess Foulds has been promoted to head of strategy at Aviva Investors’ sustainable finance centre for excellence. Foulds, who was previously a senior manager in Aviva’s global responsible investment team, joined the firm in January 2021 from the Investment Association, where she was a policy specialist.

Margaret Kuhlow, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s sustainable finance practice, has joined the US Department of the Treasury as deputy assistant secretary for international development finance and policy. Kuhlow joined WWF in 2016 from the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where she spent close to six years. She has previously held a number of international development roles at the Treasury and also spent two and a half years at the EBRD.

Laura Hillis has left her role as director of corporate engagement at the Investor Group on Climate Change to become director of climate and environment at the Church of England Pensions Board. Hillis, who worked as a sustainability manager for Bank of Australia before joining the IGCC, previously sat on the Transition Pathway Initiative’s advisory committee, Climate Action 100+’s steering committee, and the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute’s taxonomy technical advisory group.

Eurosif is hiring a senior policy adviser. Applications close on 5 February.