RI People & Appointments, Sept. 7: Permira names its first ever head of ESG

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Global investment firm Permira has hired its first head of ESG. Adinah Shackleton joins from ERM where she was a principal consultant in its global transaction services team specialising in ESG for private equity clients. Permira established a dedicated ESG team in 2010. Permira has around €25bn under management. Announcement

Philip Harris has been named Fund Manager of the UK Equity Growth Fund from EdenTree Investment Management, the UK ethical investment specialist formerly known as Ecclesiastical. He joins from RWC Partners; he is a former fund manager with Hermes and also held positions with Credit Suisse Asset Management and Threadneedle Investments.

Matthew Bell has been appointed the new Oceania climate change and sustainability leader at consulting firm EY, according to the Sustainability Report. He takes over from Mathew Nelson, who has been appointed EY’s Asia Pacific Climate Change and Sustainability Leader, the report added.

Bernard Walschots has been named general director of the Stichting Rabobank Pensioenfonds, according to Pensions & Investments. It said he replaces the retiring Jos Dirks at the €23bn, Utrecht based fund. Walschots was previously director of asset management for the pension fund; that role has now been taken by Thijs Berenst.

Lars Sjöbring, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at oil services firm Transocean, is leaving. ““Lars has done an outstanding job guiding Transocean through the extensive litigation following the Macondo Well incident, and was instrumental in securing the related settlements with BP and the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee announced earlier this year,” said CEO Jeremy Thigpen.Scott Thompson has joined UK-based environmental asset manager Impax Asset Management as Sales Director with responsibility for the UK, continental Europe and Asia. He reports to CEO Ian Simm; he joins from Craigmore Sustainables, the agriculture and forestry firm. He has had stints at ETF Securities, JPMorgan and UBS.

Klaus Trömel has been appointed Secretary General of the European Investment Bank, taking over from Alfonso Quejereta who has retired. He joined the EIB in 1989 and was named Head of its lending Operations in 2014. Marjut Santoni becomes Deputy Secretary General. Announcement

Securities and Exchange Commission Republican member Daniel Gallagher has announced that he will not stay on at the US regulator beyond October 2. Gallagher resigned in May, but had not announced a departure date. Gallagher, a thorn in the side to some in the corporate governance community, said: “It has been a great honor to serve on the commission during such an important time.”

Social Finance, a social investment financial intermediary, is hiring
a consultant to join its ‘digital labs’ team. The team aims to drive technology innovation across the public and social sectors. Amongst other skills, candidates should have a familiarity with data analytics, an interest in social impact and user-centric design.

The World Bank is hiring a financial analyst to join its finance and markets department, which aims to help countries build deep, diversified, inclusive, efficient and stable financial systems which are essential to promoting economic growth and reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Applicants should have an advanced degree in development, economics or finance and at least 2 years or relevant work experience. Link