People & Appointments: Danish FSA expands ESG team

The latest ESG movers and shakers: LFSI seeks members for ESG data working group; UKSIF appoints three new board members.

The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) is recruiting for four positions to add to its 11 member ESG supervision unit. The roles include a specialist consultant with accounting expertise for sustainable finance, who will focus on the supervision on the EU taxonomy and SFDR; two sustainable finance economists to focus on green bonds and the EU taxonomy; and a sustainable finance commercial lawyer to contribute to the office’s supervisory activities and policy development. The deadline for the first role is 22 October, and applications are due by the end of 8 October for the other two positions.

The Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative (LSFI) has launched a call for applicants for its ESG data working group. LSFI is seeking 10-12 members for the working group, which will look to help the financial sector tackle ESG data challenges. The deadline for applications is 20 October.

UKSIF has appointed three new directors to its board, Ed Heaven, Sonali Siriwardena, and Dimple Mistry. Heaven is head of sustainable investment at Montanaro Asset Management and replaces the departing Fong Yee Chan, head of ESG strategy Europe at Vanguard, who has served on the board since 2017. Siriwardena, partner and global head of ESG at Simmons & Simmons, has been appointed as a legal and regulatory expert. Mistry joins as a human resources expert and works as a head of HR Europe at  Singapore’s GIC.

Thrainn Halldorsson has joined Iceland’s Pension Fund of Commerce as an ESG data and analysis specialist on the asset management side. He leaves Nordea Asset Management, where he spent eight years working in various data roles, most recently as a data scientist in responsible investments. Halldorsson was also a data analyst at Iceland’s Financial Supervisory Authority for one year.

Chronos Sustainability has appointed Laura Fox as agriculture and biodiversity manager. She joins from environmental consultancy Globalbalance, where she was a senior associate for nearly three years.

Global law firm Hogan Lovells has appointed Andrew Shaw as an energy transition partner as part of its corporate and finance practice group. He leaves CMS, where he was co-head of the firm’s oil and gas and energy transition team for more than 20 years.

Sue Bonney has joined Rimm Sustainability as senior adviser of ESG strategy. She was formerly vice-chair and head of ESG at KPMG before leaving the auditor, where she worked for 37 years, in 2021.

Aussie super fund Aware Super is recruiting a responsible investment senior manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting research topics, ESG integration in the asset sector teams and ensuring the fund meets its reporting obligations.

Cynthia Wang has joined the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) as a climate analyst. She leaves the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) after a year as a green economy specialist. Prior to this, she worked on a DE&I project as a researcher at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College. She also has a Master of Science in climate change, management and finance from Imperial College Business School.

The PRI is hiring a multilateral policy senior specialist to contribute to the development and implementation of the organisation’s global policy strategy. The successful candidate will develop policy positions on behalf of the PRI and co-ordinate engagement with G7 and G20 governments. Applications close on 29 October.

Frédéric Rocolle has been hired as an SRI real estate manager at La Française Real Estate Managers. He joins from Nexity, where he was a property projects manager for nearly four years.

Aaron Clements-Hunt has joined Morningstar Sustainalytics as a human rights and conflict zones research analyst.