RI People & Appointments, Dec. 3: Bloomberg seeking strategist for ESG data integration

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Bloomberg, the news and data giant, is recruiting for a Sustainability Product Strategy role for its global headquarters in Manhattan, encompassing business development, business planning and day-to-day execution of the firm’s strategies in sustainability products and services. The early focus of the role will be the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data into Equity Portfolio Management/Analyst analytics. Qualifications for the role include three- to five years experience at a leading strategy consulting firm and ESG research experience, while experience of the day-to-day workflow of ESG Equity Portfolio Managers/Analysts would be a plus. Job ad

The $240bn (€184bn) California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US pension fund, is currently seeking multiple investment officers to join its Global Governance team. “Successful candidates will perform a prime role in investment analysis to support CalPERS corporate engagement function,” CalPERS says. “A financial background is essential while experience with environmental, social and governance analysis is desirable.” The deadline for applications is January 2. Link

Tomas Franzén, Chief Investment Strategist at Andra AP-fonden (AP2), the Swedish national pension fund, has been named as chairman of the EDHEC-Risk Institute’s International Advisory Board. He takes over from Theo Jeurissen, former Director of Investments at Dutch industry-wide pension fund Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek (PMT) and former Chairman of the Investors’ Committee of the Dutch Association of Pension Funds, who has recently retired.

Magdalena Lönnroth, Portfolio Manager and Responsible Investing Specialist at the Central Church Fund of Finland, has joined consultants KPMG in Helsinki as Responsible Investment Specialist. Lönnroth joined the Central Church in 2006 and sits on the board of Finsif, the Finnish Sustainable Investment Forum.Oliver Yates has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive of Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), the A$10bn (€8bn) fund which will begin investing in renewable energy, low-emissions and energy efficiency projects from July 1 2013. He joins from Macquarie Bank, where he led the bank’s initiatives in wind, solar, biofuels, carbon credits and other renewable businesses. Announcement

Barbara Krumsiek, chief executive of US sustainable funds firm Calvert Investments, has been awarded Columbia Business School’s 2012 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics “for her commitment to ethical leadership and values at Calvert Investments, which is a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable and responsible investing”. The prize is organized by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. Other former winners include Peter Blom, CEO of Triodos Bank and Joan Bavaria, the founder of Trillium Asset Management.

MSCI ESG Research is currently seeking an ESG Research Analyst – Vice President to join its ESG Group in Beijing, China. The job ad states: “MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand and strengthen its ESG Research analyst team in the Asia Pacific region.” The role will be to manage a team of ESG analysts in various cities in the Asia Pacific region and also focus on client-facing activities.

ISS Corporate Services (ICS) is seeking a Head of International Business Development, based in London. The role will be to serve as “product champion” in Europe and Asia as ICS expands its executive compensation and governance tools and capabilities internationally. ICS is part of governance research firm Institutional Shareholder Services which is part of MSCI.

Hermes Fund Managers, the asset manager owned by the BT Pension Scheme, is seeking a Director – Government & Inflation Bonds Portfolio Manager. The closing date is December 14.