People & Appointments: ISSB appoints special advisers on natural ecosystems, Just Transition

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Patricia Daly obituary, IADB poaches from Austrian climate ministry.

Emmanuel Faber, chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board, has announced the appointment of two special advisers, Karin Kemper and Geordie Hungerford, to provide counsel on issues relating to natural ecosystems and the Just Transition. Kemper was previously global director of environment, natural resources and blue economy at the World Bank, where she worked for more than 17 years. Hungerford is CEO of the First Nations Financial Management Board.

Responsible Investor regrets to report the passing of Patricia Daly. Daly, who worked in corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing for close to 45 years, was the director emeritus of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (now Investor Advocates for Social Justice), having served for 23 years as its executive director. She was also the corporate responsibility representative for the Sisters of St Dominic of Caldwell in New Jersey.

Michaela Seelig has left her role as head of the green finance and sustainable economy department at Austria’s Ministry for Climate Action to join the Inter-American Development Bank as a sector senior specialist. Seelig, who spent close to 10 years at the bank and its investment wing before joining the Austrian government in 2019, will mainly be working on sustainable finance projects funded by the Global Environment Facility.

Öhman Fonder has poached Nordea’s head of corporate governance Erik Durhan to head up corporate governance and sustainability. Durhan, who began his career as a journalist, was Nordea’s head of press before being promoted to the governance role in 2014. He spent close to 12 years at the bank.

Tikehau Capital has appointed Laurent-David Charbit as co-head of its private equity regenerative agriculture practice. He will head the strategy alongside Hélène Henry-Prince. Charbit previously worked at Unilever in various sustainability roles over 11 years. His most recent role at Unilever was as global climate and sustainability vice-president.

Jean-Emmanuel Rougier has been elected as vice-chairman of the board of directors of French pension scheme Ircantec. He replaces Philippe Sebag, who was vice-president for over a year. Rougier is deputy head of mission at the control of operations in the agricultural sector of the French general economic and financial control of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. He is also the president of the CGC Centrale union, a member of the Financial Control Commission of the French Confederation of Management – General Confederation of Executives (CFE-CGC) – and a board member at Préfon.

Stéphanie Lachance has been appointed to the board of directors of ADM Aéroports de Montréal. Lachance is a partner and head of sustainable investment at Fiera Comox Partners, where she has worked for 11 months. She is also a board member at TSX Trust, an investment committee member at the Canadian Medical Protective Association and a committee member at the Independent Review Committee on Standard Setting in Canada.

Chronos Sustainability, a global advisory firm, has appointed Hannah Wakelin as health programme manager. Wakelin was previously a research operations manager for Moody’s ESG Solutions, where she worked for more than four years.