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RI People & Appointments, May 23: Calvert, Broadwind, Miton, Turner Impact, Skagen

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Matthew Duch will no longer serve as a portfolio manager for Calvert Income Fund, Calvert Short Duration Income Fund, Calvert Long-Term Income Fund, Calvert Ultra-Short Income Fund, Calvert High Yield Bond Fund, Calvert Green Bond Fund and Calvert Bond Portfolio as of June 30, according to a filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A spokesman confirmed he is leaving the firm. Vishal Khanduja and Brian Ellis will remain on the portfolio management team for each fund. In addition, Patrick Faul will be added to the portfolio of the Calvert High Yield Bond Fund as of the same date.

Persio Lisboa and Cary Wood have been nominated to the board of Broadwind Energy, the Nasdaq-listed wind and energy engineering group, increasing the size of its board to seven. Lisboa is currently President, Operations of truckmaker Navistar while Wood is the former CEO of electrical engineering group Sparton Corp. In November last year CEO Peter Duprey left and was replaced on an interim basis by CFO Stephanie Kushner.

Andrew Jackson, the former manager of the EdenTree UK Equity Growth fund (formerly the Ecclesiastical UK Equity Growth fund) from responsible fund firm EdenTree Investment Management, is to join Miton Group, according to reports. Investment Week said he would join the AIM-listed firm with £3bn (€3.8bn) under management in June, where he would replace George Godber and Georgina Hamilton on the UK Value Opportunities fund. They are joining Polar Capital.

Alexandra Morris has been named as Investment Director of Skagen, the Stavanger, Norway-based fund firm with a commitment to responsible investment. She takes over from CEO Leif Ola Rød, who has been acting Investment Director since the departure of Ole Søeberg from the role. Morris joins from DNB Asset Management where she has been Chief Investment Officer since August 2015. From 2004-2015, she was Senior Portfolio Manager of two of Odin’s European mutual funds before joining DNB Asset Management as CIO. DNB AM said its CEO Torkild Sindre Varran would step in to cover as CIO after Morris’s departure. Announcement

Jon ‘JB’ Beckett, the fund selection veteran and UK Lead for the Association of Professional Fund Investors has been appointed an Ambassador of the Transparency Task Force, the new initiative headed up by Andy Agathangelou.

Kath Cates, the former Global Chief Operating Officer at Standard Chartered, has been appointed as a non-executive director at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. She’s also a director at RSA Insurance and Brewin Dolphin.Hollywood actress Eva Longoria has become a partner at US-based Turner Impact Capital. Longoria will also become an ambassador for the firm’s Turner Multifamily Impact Fund that seeks to address the country’s housing affordability crisis and which has backing from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and the University of Michigan endowment.

Dr. Issam Dairanieh, the former head of the corporate venture capital team at BP, will lead a new initiative focused on converting carbon emissions into valuable commercial products. Launched at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in January, the Global CO2 Initiative and its innovation arm, CO2 Sciences Inc., were created to capture 10% of global CO2 emissions and transforming them into products. The initiative is backed by an advisory board that includes former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Mark Fulton, the former head of research at DB Climate Change Advisors at Deutsche Bank, who now heads up Energy Transition Advisors. Link

Shannon Thyme Klinger, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Swiss drugs firm Novartis, has joined the board at SIX, the Swiss exchange group.

Ceres, the US sustainability advocacy group, is hiring a Senior Associate, Carbon Asset Risk Initiative. Job responsibilities will include coordination with investors and partners with on their engagements with companies, policymakers, and regulators. Many of the investors who will be involved in this effort are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR). And the candidate will also coordinate with partners and collaborators including the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC), Carbon Tracker Initiative and others, as well as financial analysts, proxy advisory firms, credit ratings agencies, and regulators to raise the profile of Carbon Asset Risk.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is seeking an Associate, Sustainable Investing. The Toronto-based fund says the candidate will contribute to the integration of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors in the investment and asset management activities of CPPIB’s four investment departments (Public Market Investments, Private Investments, Investment Partnerships and Real Estate Investments), and to engage with CPPIB’s investee companies. “With a focus primarily on environmental and social factors, the Associate will be expected to play a proactive role in the activities of the Sustainable Investing team, leveraging his/her investment and ESG knowledge and expertise to develop analysis viewpoints and action plans.” CPPIB careers site