People & Appointments: FSI appoints Eurosif chair Will Oulton as RI adviser

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Singapore government names first CSO; RBC Bluebay announces two ESG hires.

Eurosif chairman Will Oulton has been appointed as responsible investment adviser at First Sentier Investors (FSI). He previously served as global head of responsible investment for more than 10 years at FSI. He will continue in his roles as member of the UK Investment Association’s sustainable and responsible investment committee, panel member for Accounting for Sustainability, and non-executive trustee director of the Marine Conservation Society.

Singapore’s Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) has appointed Tuang Liang Lim as its first government chief sustainability officer. He was previously chief science and technology officer at MSE.

RBC Bluebay Asset Management has added Younes Hassar and Emir Beganovic to its ESG investment team. Hassar will serve as senior ESG analyst in London. He has held various in-house and consultancy roles ranging from product management to macro analysis, and sustainability-orientated roles at BNP Paribas, HSBC, Aviva Investors and most recently Federated Hermes. Beganovic will work as an ESG analyst in Minneapolis. He previously spent six years at Thrivent Asset Management, where he helped to design and implement an ESG programme.

Bram Bos has been promoted to global head of green, social and impact bonds at Goldman Sachs. He was formerly lead portfolio manager at NN Investment Partners, which was acquired by Goldman Sachs in April 2022. Bos also served on the fixed-income advisory committee at the Principles for Responsible Investment for four years.

Former Principles for Responsible Investment CEO Fiona Reynolds has taken up her role as chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia. She replaces David Cooke, who served as chair for three years. Reynolds will continue to serve as director of the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute and as independent director of Frontier Advisors.

Robert Balázs has been appointed as senior consultant in the sustainable finance team of the FSI audit and assurance division at Deloitte. He was previously a project adviser for the Hungarian Association of Environmental Enterprises for more than two years. Balázs also served as regulation and legal adviser for Germany’s sustainable industry body Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen.

Christina Maguire has been named CEO of the Society for Corporate Governance following the completion of her MBA at the University of California. She formerly served as global head of ESG, governance research and proxy voting at BNY Mellon for nine years.

Alex Hillman has been promoted to lead analyst at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, where he previously worked as carbon analyst for more than one year. Hillman also spent eight years at Woodside Energy, where he worked as climate change adviser and strategy and performance adviser.

Rodolphe Bocquet has co-founded Re-Manufacture, a company focused on sustainability strategy, entrepreneurship and fundraising. He previously worked as vice-president of partnerships and regulation at Clarity AI. Bocquet was also global head of sustainable investment at Qontigo and director of sustainable investing at the London Stock Exchange.

Jessica Henry has been promoted to senior research analyst for responsible investment at Man Group. She has worked at the asset manager for more than three years and was formerly a research analyst for responsible investment.

Bela Paproth has been promoted to vice-president, ESG and climate research for the Netherlands and the Nordic region at financial services provider MSCI. She has worked at MSCI for more than three years and was previously interim head of ESG and climate client coverage for the Nordic countries.