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People & Appointments: Jakob Thomä, Nadia Humphreys in ESMA sustainable finance working group

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Church Commissioners for England names net zero lead, 2DII hires new managing director.

The European Securities and Markets Authority has appointed 26 members to its new sustainable finance working group. Among the members of the group, which is set to provide technical advice on sustainable finance topics and support the implementation of the ESMA sustainable finance roadmap, are Jakob Thomä, executive director of the 2° Investing Initiative; Nadia Humphreys, sustainable finance business manager at Bloomberg; and Adrienne Horel-Pagès, chief sustainability officer at La Banque Postale.

Sofia Bartholdy, ESG analyst at Tesco Pensions Investment, has been appointed net zero lead at the Church Commissioners for England, a new role in the faith investor’s responsible investment team. Bartholdy, who was formerly at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), will lead the Commissioners’ work on carbon foot-printing, net zero alignment and measuring the fund’s environmental and social impact.

Hélène Lanier has left her role as director of strategy at Banque de France to become managing director of the 2° Investing Initiative’s French operations. Lanier, who began her career in consultancy, spent 10 years at French prudential regulator ACPR before joining Banque de France.

Michael Viehs has joined Partners Capital as head of sustainable investing. He leaves his role as head of ESG integration at Federated Hermes.

Richard Morse has joined the Renewables Infrastructure Group as non-executive director. Morse, who is a partner at Opus Corporate, will succeed Helen Mahy as chair of the London-listed investment trust in Q4 this year.

Charles Fianko has been hired by AXA Investment Managers as a portfolio manager. He leaves his role as credit portfolio manager and member of the climate change investment committee at Lloyds of London.