People & Appointments: Emilie Mazzacurati quits as Moody’s climate solutions head

The latest ESG movers and shakers: David Hickey departs Lothian Pension Fund, OTPP head of RI moves to GMO.

Emilie Mazzacurati has left her role as global head of climate solutions at Moody’s, around two years after its acquisition of data firm Four Twenty Seven, which she founded and led for nine years. She does not have a new role lined up, but said on LinkedIn that she would “be using some headspace to reflect upon how I can best contribute to drive change and build resilience going forward”.

David Hickey, co-responsible investment lead at Scotland’s Lothian Pension Fund, has left his role. Hickey began his career at F&C Asset Management as a fund manager before moving to the local government scheme in 2011 to manage its European quality fund. He was given the additional role of responsible investment lead in 2016. Gillian de Candole, who was co-lead alongside Hickey, will continue in the role.

Deborah Ng has left her role as her role as head of responsible investing at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan to join investment manager GMO as head of ESG and sustainability. Ng currently also sits on the investment committee of the United Church Pension Plan and was previously a board member of GRESB.

Anna Katharina Dahms has joined German sustainability label organisation QNG as deputy CEO. Dahms, who for four years was head of the Hamburg chapter of international student organisation Oikos, has an MA in international business and sustainability from the University of Hamburg.

Cathy Keir has joined Savills Investment Management as senior ESG manager. She leaves her role as sustainability analyst at BMO Real Estate Partners.

Clodagh Muldoon has left her role as policy manager at the Climate Bonds Initiative to become executive director, EMEA ESG debt capital markets, at JPMorgan. Muldoon, who joined the CBI in 2020, has previously held roles at BNP Paribas and Flagstone Investment Management.

Josephine Richardson has joined the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute as head of portfolio strategy. Richardson was previously head of X-Value Adjustment at JPMorgan, where she has worked since 2004.

Stephanie Kelly has joined Redwheel as head of thematic sustainability research. Kelly leaves her role as deputy head of the research institute at abdrn, where she has worked for eight years.

Andrea Tweedie has been promoted to stewardship manager at UK regulator the Financial Reporting Council. Tweedie, who was previously a senior policy associate, corporate governance and stewardship, joined the regulator in 2018.

EQT has made two senior hires for its sustainability operations. Tinna C Neilsen joins the firm as equitable transformation lead for social and human sustainability, leaving her role at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, while Angela Jhanji joins EQT Private Capital as managing director for sustainability integration, leaving her role as ESG director at Grant Thornton.

The New York State Department of Financial Services is hiring an assistant deputy superintendent of climate resilience.

Craig Davies has left his role as associate director, green economy and climate action at the EBRD. Davies, who joined the bank in 2006, has previously held a number of roles in the UK civil service. He has not announced his next steps.