RI People & Appointments, Feb. 25: Apple recruiting to boost supply chain compliance

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Computer giant Apple is recruiting a Supplier Responsibility Compliance Project Manager to help audit its supply chain. Candidates will have experience in social responsibility auditing and program management, with expertise in auditing large industrial facilities and a background in human resource management and/or environment, health and safety issues. The Cupertino, California-based role works with Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Compliance Manager as part of the team responsible for contributing to Apple’s Supplier Responsibility (SR) program. Link to Apple recruitment site

Robert De Rito, head of financial risk management at APG Asset Management in the US, has been named as an investor appointee to the Alternative Investment Management Association, the hedge fund trade body. AIMA also named Andrew Bastow, general counsel at Winton Capital Management and Chris Pearce, Asia chief operating officer at Marshall Wace Asia, as deputy chairmen.

Kate Greenhill has been appointed as a non-executive director at sustainability focused asset manager Australian Ethical. She is a former Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is currently a director and member of the finance committee for a not for profit organisation. Link

Robert Lederer has been named as the first ever Executive Director of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), an industry body which focuses on human rights and environmental issues in electronics firms’ supply chains. Lederer has over three decades of experience managing industry associations and is a former mayor of Fairfax, Virginia. Incoming chairman Tim Mohin is the Director of Corporate Responsibility at chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Announcement*Clifford Webb, the former Executive Vice President* of solar firm Luz Development and Finance has been appointed a director of Greenbriar Capital Corp., the renewables development firm headed by Western Wind Energy CEO Jeff Ciachurski. Greenbriar is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange.

Christina Lindbäck has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Sweden-based construction and property developer NCC. Lindbäck is a board member of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research and is a former Chair of the Swedish Association of Environmental Managers.

Christine Stewart is leaving her role as Communications Manager at CSR Europe, the European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 70 multinational corporations as members. A recruitment process for her replacement is ongoing. Link

Joakim Mörnefält has been named as the executive director of the National Geographic Society’s Global Exploration Fund in Northern Europe, the first of National Geographic’s new regional centers around the globe to fund research, conservation and exploration projects. The Stockholm-based Northern European Fund launched in 2011 with support from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. Mörnefält was formerly marketing and communications director at ManpowerGroup Sweden. Release

Norges Bank Investment Management, the arm of the Norwegian central bank which runs the Government Pension Fund, has advertised several New York-based fixed income vacancies. They are: Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income North American Government Bonds; Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income US Corporate Bonds; and Analyst – Fixed Income Credit Research. The closing date for applications was February 22.