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People and appointments: Sasja Beslik leaves PFA for Japanese impact manager

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Lindsey Stewart leaves FRC, EY appoints new global head of climate change services.

Sasja Beslik is to leave his role as head of sustainability at Danish pension fund PFA to join Japanese impact manager SDG Impact Japan. Beslik, who left his role as head of sustainable business development at Bank J Safra Sarasin in September to join PFA, previously held a number of senior sustainability roles including head of sustainable finance at Nordea Wealth Management, and was head of stewardship and engagement at ABN Amro.

Lindsey Stewart, head of stakeholder engagement at the Financial Reporting Council, has announced he is leaving the regulator to become director of investment stewardship research at Morningstar. Stewart joined the FRC from KPMG last year, leaving his role as deputy chair and member of the audit evolution board at KPMG UK.

Matthew Bell has been appointed global leader of climate change and sustainability services at EY. Bell, who has worked for the firm for more than 14 years and was previously head of climate change and sustainability services in the UK and Ireland, replaces Matthew Nelson, who is stepping down from the role.

Daisy Streatfeild has left her role as investor practices programme director at the IIGCC to join Ninety One as sustainability director. She began her career as a sustainable finance researcher at the World Wildlife Fund, and has worked in climate finance roles in several UK government departments and at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Eliette Riera has been appointed head of UK policy at the Principles for Responsible Investment. Riera, who was most recently policy manager at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s green climate fund, has been working for the UK government since 2014 in various energy and policy roles.

Ricardo Aceves has been promoted to deputy ESG research director at Dow Jones. Aceves joined the firm in 2019 as an ESG and impact investing research analyst.

Selina Rathke has left her role as EU Policy Officer at Eurosif to join ELEVATE Global as a consultant. Rathke joined Eurosif in September 2021 upon completion of her MSc in environmental policy and regulation at the London School of Economics.

Sonali Siriwardena has left her role as head of sustainability regulation and policy at Morgan Stanley Investment Management to join law firm Simmons & Simmons as its first global head of ESG. Siriwardena began her career as an associate at White & Case before joining Barclays Capital as a solicitor and then moving to Morgan Stanley.