RI People & Appointments, July 23: CBIS’s Tanner joins board of ICCR

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Julie Tanner, Assistant Director of Socially Responsible Investing at Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), the $4bn (€3.3bn) investment house, has been named to the Governing Board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, the 300-member coalition of faith-based investors representing more than $100bn in assets. Tanner, who joined CBIS in 2002, is a leading voice on corporate governance and corporate responsibility issues.

Peter Bakker, President of the 200-company World Business Council for Sustainable Development, has been named as a Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Bakker is a former CEO of Dutch logistics giant TNT.

Standard Life Plc., the UK finance giant whose Standard Life Investments is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, has named Noel Harwerth as a non-executive director; she will chair its Risk and Capital Committee and be a member of its Audit Committee. Harwerth, who currently chairs Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, is a former Chief Operating Officer at Citibank. Announcement

Bill Slaton has joined the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US pension fund. Slaton, director on the Board of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Link

Unitus Seed Fund, the expanding impact investment fund based in Bangalore and Seattle, has named two new team members. Srikrishna Ramamoorthy joins in Bangalore as Partner and India head. Former Microsoft executive Will Poole becomes Managing Partner alongside founder Dave Richards. The fund plans to make seed investments in 30-40 startups over the next few years. Link*Vishal Khanduja has been appointed* as Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at US sustainable funds company Calvert Investments. He will be part of the portfolio management team for Calvert‘s Government Fund and Ultra-Short Income Fund. He was formerly at Columbia Management in Minneapolis. Calvert has around $12bn in assets under management.

Jean-Pierre Jouyet has been confirmed as Director General of the French state investor and UN PRI signatory Caisse des Dépôts. Jouyet, former Chairman of financial regulator the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and a former non-executive Chairman of Barclays France, takes over from Augustin de Romanet. Link

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director from a range of boards that oversee News Corporation newspapers The Sun, Times and Sunday Times in the UK. It follows the announcement last month that the media giant plans to split into two separate companies.

The Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Justin Welby, has been invited to sit on the UK’s new Banking Standards Commission chaired by Andrew Tyrie MP. Welby is former Group Treasurer of Enterprise Oil Plc.

Netherlands-based microfinance investor Oikocredit is seeking an External Communications Officer. “You will also play an important role in supporting our volunteers and colleagues worldwide in spreading our message,” Oikocredit says. The deadline for applications is August 5.

Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) is seeking a Finance Manager. The Brussels-based role reports to the Head of Operations, and is responsible for oversight of the FoEE’s financial capacities in support of the Campaigns, Programmes and Management. The deadline for applications is August 9.