People & Appointments: Paul Clements-Hunt joins Mishcon de Reya

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Nordea AM replaces head of active ownership, UN Pension Fund hires private markets sustainability officer

Paul Clements-Hunt, the former head of UNEP-FI who coined the term ESG, has joined UK law firm Mishcon de Reya as a director. Clements-Hunt, who spent twelve years in the role and was also a founding board member of the PRI, will join Mishcon Purpose, a “specialist sustainability business integrating lawyers and ESG experts” within the firm.

Cecilia Fryklöf has joined Nordea Asset Management as its new head of active ownership, replacing Katarina Hammar, who left the firm for €8 billion investor Lannebo last week. Fryklöf leaves her role as business area lead for asset and wealth management within the Nordea group sustainability team. She has worked at Nordea since 2007, holding a number of roles including chief analyst at Nordea Markets.

Kenza Himmi has joined the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund as associate investment officer for sustainable investing, working in private markets. Himmi leaves her role at Candriam, where she was an ESG client portfolio manager and has previously held roles at Mirabaud Asset Management.

Jennifer Bell has left her role as manager for climate and nature risk at the Bank of England’s climate hub. Bell, who did not say where her next role would be, has been at the bank since 2015, working in a number of analyst roles. She also spent nearly two years as senior climate risk policy adviser to Mark Carney ahead of COP26, leading the risk branch of the bank’s private finance agenda.

Mark Carney is set to become chair of Brookfield Asset Management after it is spun out of the Canadian conglomerate at the end of this year. Brookfield will own 75 percent of the firm after it is separately listed, with CEO Bruce Flatt remaining on the board. Carney will remain co-chair of GFANZ.

Scottish Widows is hiring for a responsible investment manager and a responsible investment analyst, based in either Edinburgh or London.

Ari Frankel has left his role as head of ESG at investor relations and corporate communications specialist Solebury Trout to become ESG principal, climate at KKR. Frankel, who was at Solebury for just over a year, will work on driving decarbonisation across KKR’s Americas private equity business.

The Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a senior director, sustainable finance.

Tarek Soliman had joined Calvert Research and Management as executive director of energy and climate research. Soliman, who took up the role last month, has held analyst roles at HSBC and the CDP, as well as working as associate director for project finance at MUFG.

UKSIF is looking for new members for its board ahead of its October AGM. The posts are unpaid, with members elected for an initial three-year term.

Ilmi Granoff has been promoted to senior adviser at the ClimateWorks Foundation. Granoff, who joined the foundation in 2016 from the Overseas Development Institute, was director of sustainable finance for close to five years before becoming a senior director – his most recent role.