People & Appointments: Eurosif chair Oulton leaves First Sentier Investors

The latest ESG movers and shakers: UK CGFI announces Scott as executive director; State Street names Donohue head of global investment insights for sustainability and impact.

Eurosif chair Will Oulton has left First Sentier Investors (FSI) after more than 10 years at the manager. For the past six months, he acted as responsible investment adviser at FSI, having previously worked as global head of responsible investment. He intends to take on non-executive and advisory positions, and will continue in his roles as member of the UK Investment Association’s sustainable and responsible investment committee, chair of the expert panel at Accounting for Sustainability, and non-executive trustee director of the Marine Conservation Society.

Matt Scott has been appointed as executive chair of the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI). Oxford Sustainable Finance Group director Ben Caldecott will continue to act as CGFI’s principal investigator and chair the organisation’s executive committee and consortium strategy group, as well as co-head the Transition Plan Taskforce. Scott joins from WTW’s climate and resilience hub, where he was senior director for more than three years. He was formerly head of the Bank of England’s climate hub for eight years before being seconded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop the UK’s green finance strategy. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School since 2010.

State Street has promoted Jessica Donohue to head of global investment insights for sustainability and impact. Donohue joined the bank in 2001, working most recently as global head of the asset owner segment. She succeeds Rick Lacaille, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 23 years at the bank. Donohue is also board director and chair of the risk and compliance committee at FNZ Trust.

Lily Morris has been promoted to sustainability engagement manager at Lloyds Banking Group. She has worked at the group for seven years, starting as responsible investments manager at Scottish Widows before switching over to ESG manager for commercial banking.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is recruiting a gender and economic inclusion (GE&I) analyst to support the group’s work on access to skills and employment, finance and entrepreneurship and services. The candidate will also monitor the G&EI projects’ portfolio for their achieved transition impact.