People & Appointments: Barclays names global co-head of sustainable and impact IB

The latest ESG movers and shakers: PwC announces global ESG leader, Deutsche Bank appoints vice-president of ESG solutions.

Marie Freier has been appointed by Barclays as global co-head of sustainable and impact investment banking. She will work alongside Brian Reilly, who has held the position for three years. Freier has worked at Barclays for almost two years and was previously co-head of EU sales and global head of ESG at AllianceBernstein.

Will Jackson-Moore has been named global ESG leader by PwC to further develop the firm’s ESG practice. He will replace Peter Gassmann, who will continue in his role as global leader of Strategy&, a PwC subsidiary. Jackson-Moore has worked at PwC for more than 30 years and most recently held the role of global private equity, real assets and sovereign fund leader.

Oyumaa de Jong has been hired as vice-president of ESG solutions by Deutsche Bank. She previously worked at Rabobank in the Netherlands as an associate director of sustainable debt capital markets.

HSBC has announced a series of sustainable finance appointments as part of its new sustainability centre of excellence. The new hires include Justin Wu, co-head of climate change Asia-Pacific; Milo Sjardin as head of climate analytics; and Susannah Fitzherbert-Brockholes as director, sustainable finance.

Claudia Chapman has started a six-month secondment with the FCA in the ESG and asset management supervision divisions. She is head of stewardship at the Financial Reporting Council, where she has worked for more than seven years.

David Macri is stepping down as chief investment officer of Australian Ethical Investment after 14 years of service. He has held roles at Macquarie Securities and Credit Suisse Asset Management. The firm is currently looking for a replacement CIO.

Geof Stapledon is retiring from his role as group ESG officer at mining company BHP after 14 years with the firm. The former head of ISS’s Australian office and professor of corporate governance at the University of Melbourne plans to remain in London and pursue ESG advisory work.

The Subnational Climate Finance (SCF) initiative has established an advisory committee chaired by Henry Gonzalez, deputy executive director of the Green Climate Fund. The committee will advise the SCF Consortium on opportunities to invest in the SCF mission. Other members include academics, investors and representatives from medical and agriculture institutes.

AXA IM Alts has appointed a natural capital market team to head up its newly launched €500 million natural capital strategy. The team includes natural capital lead Adam Gibbon, Edoardo Cavallo in the role of investment manager and Camila Estabridis as impact associate.