People & Appointments: Sustainable fund manager leaves Fidelity International

The latest ESG movers and shakers: BNPP AM appoints two members to sustainability centre; Strive AM names Cole CEO.

Sustainable fund manager Jamie Harvey is leaving Fidelity International in July after 10 years working at the manager. During his time at Fidelity, Harvey managed several sustainable equity funds including the £500 million ($625 million, €575 million) Fidelity Sustainable Global Equity fund. Cornelia Furse will replace Harvey as lead portfolio manager of the fund on 1 August.

“Anti-woke” asset manager Strive has named former California Public Employees’ Retirement Scheme (CalPERS) manager Matt Cole as its CEO. Cole joined Strive as head of the investment office and global fixed-income last year, having previously worked as an investment manager at the Californian public pension giant for 15 years. Cole has also worked as chief investment officer at Strive.

BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed two new members to its sustainability centre. Nogoye Dieng joins as senior stewardship analyst from the Principles for Responsible Investment, where she worked as a senior specialist for signatory relations. She also formerly worked at the Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) for more than seven years, in several roles including deputy head of French governance research. Sindhu Janakiram has joined as an ESG analyst and equality lead. He co-founded Refugee Integration Insights, a specialised provider of private sector refugee data, in 2020.

Karina Litvack has stepped down from the board of Italian energy company Eni after nine years of service, including as chair of the sustainability and scenarios committee and member of the remuneration committee. She joins Italian utility Terna as a non-executive director and as a member of the risk and sustainability committee. She will also continue in her role as founding chair of the Climate Governance Initiative, an organisation launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum in 2019.

Staying with the Climate Governance Initiative, Julie Baddeley has been appointed as chair of its governing board. She is also a by-fellow at Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement where she has advised since 2018.

Clara Mokry has been promoted to deputy head of sustainability at Fonds zur Finanzierung der kerntechnischen Entsorgung (Kenfo), Germany’s nuclear decommissioning investment fund. Mokry joined the fund in 2020 as sustainability and communications officer. She has previously worked as an ESG analyst at Scope Group and ISS ESG.

Silke Stremlau, board member of German sustainable pension fund Hannoversche Kassen, is to leave her position to take up a one year fellowship at private foundation Stiftung Mercator. Stremlau, who chairs the German government’s Sustainable Finance Advisory Council, will focus more of her time on the council’s work, aiming to develop Germany as a centre for sustainable finance. Before joining Hannoversche Kassen, she spent 15 years at ESG rating firm imug, including as head of imug sustainable investment.

Anita Bhatia has joined Fasanara Capital’s advisory board to support and develop the UK alternative assets manager’s ESG practice. Bhatia was formerly assistant secretary general and deputy executive director at UN Women for more than three years. She was also formerly director of development partner relations at the World Bank and director of partnerships at the International Finance Corporation.

Carlotta Michetti has been promoted to sustainability methodologies manager at the Climate Bonds Initiative. She joined three years ago as a research analyst, having previously worked at Tenax Capital.

Fixed-income think tank Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII) has named Catherine Greene as chief impact officer. She will also continue in her advisory and research role at Principia and The London School of Economics.