People & Appointments: Schroders poaches head of engagement from EOS

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Barclays hires StanChart sustainable finance head; PRI has new COO.

Schroders has hired Hannah Shoesmith as its new head of engagement. Shoesmith, who has previously held a number of corporate CSR roles, leaves her position as director of engagement at Federated Hermes’ stewardship arm EOS.

In other EOS news, Hans-Christoph Hirt has become head of impact engagement at UBS Asset Management. Hirt left his role as head of EOS in May after 18 years at the firm. He is also member of the Institute of Directors’ advisory board and member-elected director of the Hermes Group Pension Scheme.

Daniel Hanna has joined Barclays CIB as its new head of sustainable finance. Hanna announced his departure from an identical role at Standard Chartered, where he was responsible for establishing its sustainable finance business, at the start of the month.

Esther Teeken was appointed chief operating officer at the PRI around four weeks ago. Teeken, who has left her role as COO at the Institute of Directors, spent 10 years at Grant Thornton, rising to global finance officer. She replaces Graeme Griffiths, who held the role at the PRI for six years before leaving to join Independent Trustee Services as a director this year.

Leanne Clements, head of UK and EU stewardship at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, has joined £17 billion ($19.8 billion; €19.6 billion) pension provider B&CE as its head of responsible investment. Clements has held ESG roles at a number of UK funds including the Pension Protection Fund and West Midlands Pension Fund, as well as managing the Association of Member Nominated Trustees’ red line voting campaign.

Michelle McCulloch has joined Sustainable Fitch as head of its ESG ratings business. She leaves her role as director of ESG research at Sustainalytics, where she has worked for close to eight years.

Jean-Marc Pont has joined Franklin Templeton as EMEA head of sustainable and institutional product. Pont, who leaves his position as a senior investment specialist at Generali after seven years at the firm, has previously held product roles at LGIM, HSBC Global Asset Management and La Française Group.

Vicky Moffatt has joined UK directors’ climate forum Chapter Zero as its first chief executive. Moffatt, who is a member of the advisory council of the Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator, has spent the past 15 years working in “sustainable transformation” across financial companies, consultancies and NGOs.

Raul Manjarin has been promoted to head of sustainability risk wealth management at Credit Suisse. Manjarin joined the bank in 2017 as a senior specialist in sustainability risk from RepRisk, where he was a business development manager.

Thomas Dhainaut has joined La Française Asset Management as head of equities – large and small caps. Dhainaut, who leaves his role as partner at Nahua Capital, spent 15 years at Sycomore Asset Management as a partner and fund manager, managing its Eco Solutions fund.

Rhyadd Keaney-Watkins has joined infrastructure manager Arjun as head of ESG. He has close to two decades of consulting experience in the sector and leaves a role in ESG advisory services at WSP.