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RI People & Appointments, April 8: Climate Disclosure Standards Board names technical group

The latest ESG movers and shakers

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), which promotes the integration of climate change-related information into mainstream corporate reporting as part of the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), has named several new members to its Technical Working Group. They are Andrew Collins (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), Christian Hell (a Manager in the sustainability practice of KPMG Germany), Ian Wood (sustainability reporting, British Telecom), Jackie Cook (founder, Fundvotes), James Leaton (founder, Carbon Tracker Initiative), Jane Thostrup-Jagd (Maersk), Mike Reid (Grant Thornton), Peggy Foran (The Climate Registry) [not to be confused with the Prudential governance executive of the same name] and Tom Baumann (Interactive Leader). The CDSB is also recruiting a full-time Technical Manager. Home page

Jean-Philippe Rouchon has joined ERAFP, the €14bn Paris-based French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme, as an SRI Analyst. Rouchon was previously a Senior Extra Financial Analyst with Vigeo, the Paris-based ESG research firm. He specialises in the energy sector and on business integrity issues such as corruption and tax havens. One of his roles at ERAFP will be to head the fund’s shareholder engagement strategy.

Mark Robertson, head of communications at environmental, social and governance (ESG) researcher EIRIS, has left to become Head of Global Communications at Sedex, an organisation that promotes ESG best practice in companies’ supply chains.

Sue Scholes, director of communications at AMEC plc, has been appointed as the new deputy chairman of the UK’s Investor Relations Society. She takes over from Karen Keyes, the former Logica executive now at loyalty rewards firm Aimia.Bengt Hellström, head of alternatives at Tredje AP-fonden (AP3), the third Swedish national buffer fund, has been nominated as a director of Arise Windpower, the Stockholm-based integrated wind energy company chaired by industrialist Pehr Gyllenhammar.

Nominations are now open for candidates to stand for election to the board of Canada’s Social Investment Organization. Directors will be elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1 2013. “Any member in good standing is eligible to be nominated,” SIO says and nominations will be accepted until May 3.

Anouk Agnes has been named as the new Deputy Director General at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). She joined ALFI in April 2012 as director of communications and business development, having joined from the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance where she oversaw microfinance, socially responsible investments and Islamic finance projects.

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US public pension fund at $258.3bn, is seeking a Deputy Chief Investment Officer. CalPERS careers site

Jerry Martin, former US Attorney General for Tennessee, is to join US class actions law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. He will join the firm’s Whistleblower Practice Group and Health-Care Fraud Task Force.

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages the assets of the NOK4.1trn (€550bn) Government Pension Fund, is seeking a Senior Analyst – Ownership Risk. The role is based in Singapore or London and will contribute to ESG related research and development of NBIM’s ESG ownership priorities and activities for long-term asset management in Emerging and Frontier Markets, with a focus on Asia. The closing date is April 18.