People & Appointments: CCLA appoints stewardship lead to boost climate engagement

The latest ESG movers and shakers: IFRS appoints Nathan Fabian to advisory council; EFRAG promotes Chiara Del Prete to group chair.

CCLA Investment Management has appointed Tessa Younger as stewardship lead to boost engagement on climate issues. The new role will see Younger manage CCLA’s stewardship on environmental issues, including climate and nature. She joins from PIRC, where she worked for 26 years, most recently as head of engagement.

Nathan Fabian, chief responsible investment and signatory relations officer at the Principles for Responsible Investment, has been appointed to the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation advisory council. The appointment took effect from 1 January for a three-year period.

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has promoted Chiara Del Prete to sustainability reporting technical expert group chair. She first undertook the role as acting chair in May last year. She has worked at EFRAG for more than 11 years, previously as financial reporting technical expert group chair. Del Prete was also formerly a member the European Securities and Markets Authority’s corporate reporting standing committee.

Daniela Jaramillo has been promoted to head of sustainability investing at Fidelity’s Australian office. She previously worked as a sustainable investing director. Jaramillo will continue in her roles as board member of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia, and as a member of the stewardship advisory committee at the Principles for Responsible Investment.

Former NatWest head of climate and sustainable finance Rishi Madlani has been appointed as global sustainability lead at Investec to direct the UK sustainability agenda. He will continue to serve as chair of the London Borough of Camden Pensions Committee.

The Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative is recruiting for a working group on climate measurement and reporting. The group will aim to create tools for climate measurements and reporting for Luxembourg financial institutions as a follow-up to the 2021 climate scenario analysis. The group is looking to recruit between 10 and 12 professionals. Applications will close on 17 February.

Tim Mohin has been appointed as partner and director at Boston Consulting Group. He is the former CEO of ESG Advisor and the Global Reporting Initiative. He also served as executive vice-president and chief sustainability officer at Persefoni.

US SIF has elected four members to its board of directors for the 2023-25 term. Julie Gorte, senior vice-president for sustainable investing at Impax Asset Management, and Daniel Hanson, senior portfolio manager and managing director at Neuberger Berman, have been elected for a first term. Iyassu Essayas, founder of E&I Consulting Services, and Jonas Kron, chief advocacy officer at Trillium Asset Management, have been re-elected for an additional term.

Manjit Jus is leaving his role as global head of ESG research and data at S&P Global after three years. He previously worked at RobecoSAM for more than nine years, most recently as head of ESG ratings.

Emilie Beral has left her role as head of methodology of Moody’s ESG solutions and her position as executive director at Vigeo Eiris, where she worked for 18 years. She also formerly served as an ESG expert at EFRAG and board member at Finance for Tomorrow. She will continue in her role as member of the Autorité des marches financiers’ (AMF) climate and sustainable finance commission.

The Ethos Foundation, a Swiss organisation for sustainable development, has appointed three members – Aurora Mouturat-Sorensen, David Jeannet, and Matthias Narr – to its executive management. Mouturat-Sorensen has been hired as head of proxy voting, Swiss ESG and engagement. She joins from Mizuho, where she was head of ESG risk management for two years, and previously worked as EMEA head of risk governance at Morgan Stanley. Jeannet has been promoted to head responsible investment and ESG international. He has worked at Ethos for more than 10 years and was previously an SRI officer at Mirabaud. Narr has been promoted to head of engagement international. He has worked at Ethos for six years, mostly recently as senior ESG engagement manager.

Michael Puli has been hired as director of sustainable finance at ING Bank in Australia. He previously worked as senior vice-president of the ESG advisory division at Mizuho. Puli also spent more than seven years at S&P Global Ratings as associate director sustainable finance.

Rebecca Mikula-Wright, CEO of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) in Australia and New Zealand, has joined the high-level consultative group for the Energy Transition Accelerator – a collaboration led by the US Department of State, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bezos Earth Fund.

Franca Perin has been hired as head of ESG prospective at Generali Investments. She was previously co-founder of ESG impact rating company Impactin. She also formerly worked as head of ESG and SRI project at Intertek, Dexia and CoreRatings.

Nina Seega has been promoted to director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s centre for sustainable finance. She has worked there for more than five years, previously as research director for sustainable finance. She will continue in her roles as a board member of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment, as a member of S&P Global’s sustainable finance scientific council, and as a member of the British Standards Institute’s green and sustainable finance strategic advisory board.

The Thirty Percent Coalition, a group advocating for increasing diversity in boardroom and senior leadership, is recruiting for an executive director. The candidate will lead the design and execution of the coalition’s updated strategic plan, and support and collaborate with the coalition member committees.

Charlie Carnegie has been hired as investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, where he will manage the Pictet water fund. He previously worked at Arisaig Partners for more than nine years, most recently as a research director.

Adam Kybird has been promoted to fund manager of the Triodos Food Transition Europe Fund. He has worked at Triodos for more than two years, previously as principal investment manager.