People & Appointments: Herman Bril leaves Arabesque after one year for PSP RI role

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Former StanChart sustainability chief joins LeapFrog; UK Infrastructure Bank hires head of ‘ESRG’.

Herman Bril, former CIO of the UN pension fund, has left his role as CEO of Arabesque Asset Management to become head of RI at Canada’s PSP investments. He replaces Stéphanie Lachance, who left the role in November last year and joined Fiera Comox Partners as head of RI in February. Bril joined Arabesque from the UN role, which he held for five years, in July last year.

Emerging markets private investor LeapFrog Investments has hired a senior sustainability banker from Standard Chartered to be its new head of impact. Julie Wallace, who spent 10 years as global head of sustainability and community engagement at the bank, will lead a 10-person team that sits alongside LeapFrog’s investment team. Roger Ferguson, former president and CEO of TIAA, has also joined the firm as a member of its global leadership council.

Thomas Harding has stepped down as global head of regulatory solutions at ISS ESG, around a month after being appointed to the role. Harding, who did not disclose his next steps, joined ISS in 2020 from advisory firm RegTech Associates.

Iliana Lazarova has been appointed head of ESRG (environmental, social, resilience and governance) at the UK Infrastructure Bank. Lazarova, who leaves her role as senior ESG analyst at the UK’s ‘lifeboat’ fund, the Pension Protection Fund, has previously worked at Trucost and the Growald Family Fund.

The PRI is hiring either a senior policy analyst or a policy analyst for its US team, based in Washington DC.

Aliki Rouffiac has left her role as an investment manager in Pictet Asset Management’s multi-asset team to become a sustainable portfolio manager at Robeco. She will be working in the firm’s sustainable multi-asset team, which manages around €18 billion across the globe.

The New York City comptroller is hiring for an ESG strategy officer to work on climate change analytics.

Elizabeth Kurtz has left her job as sustainable finance associate at BBVA to become ESG research manager at S&P Global Sustainable 1.