RI People & Appointments, March 12: New chair at Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

ESG movers and shakers

Jean-Marie Sander, chairman of French bank Crédit Agricole, has been appointed chairman of the board of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation. He takes over from founding chairman René Carron. The foundation was set up with microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus in 2008 and has provided €32m of financing in 19 developing countries.

Amanda McCluskey, Head of Responsible Investment at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, has been named as one of 192 ‘Young Global Leaders’ by the World Economic Forum. The nominees come from 59 countries and are honoured for “outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society”. Link

Alan Brown, Chairman of Trustees of the Carbon Disclosure Project, is to step down as Chief Investment Officer at UK funds firm Schroders as part of a wider shake-up. Schroders said Michael Miles would retire as chairman and be succeeded by Andrew Beeson.

Evelyn Lederle has been named as senior sales manager, Switzerland, at Jupiter Asset Management, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment signatory funds firm. Lederle was previously with Clariden Leu, DZ Privatbank and Robeco. It comes as Jupiter has opened a new representative office in Zurich.

Stéphane de Marnhac has been appointed Head of Investor Relations at BNP Paribas Group, succeeding Béatrice Belorgey, who becomes Deputy Head of Private Banking, France. De Marnhac joined the bank in 1990 and was most recently Head of Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Corporate Acquisition Finance for the Europe, Middle East and Africa. Link*Dr Xinting Jia has changed title* at Mercer’s ESG team in Melbourne, Australia to become Principal, Head of Asia, Responsible Investment, looking after the consultant’s regional coverage.

Joanne Rodgers has been named as Chief Diversity Officer at New York Life, the largest US mutual life insurance company. Rodgers, who joined the company in 1994, previously headed the company’s Women’s Leadership Program. Announcement

Iveta Cherneva, Editor of The Business Case for Sustainable Finance, has been appointed to the NATO/G8 Summit Young Atlanticist Network. Cherneva will represent the sustainable finance perspective in security debates and bring these concerns to a working group for emerging leaders to take place in parallel to the G8/NATO Summit in Chicago in May.

Pascal Villiger, a private equity portfolio manager at the $149bn (€113.7bn) California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has left to join Medley Partners, which runs assets for Renaissance Technologies founder Jim Simons, according to Pensions & Investments.

Dr David Ison has been named as the new Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He takes over from Graeme Knowles, who resigned in October 2011 after criticism of the way the cathedral dealt with the Occupy protest camp.