RI People & Appointments, October 27: ASrIA appoints new Deputy CEO

The latest ESG movers & shakers.

The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) has expanded its management team with the appointment of Jackrit Watanatada as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in addition to welcoming two new members to its board, Ronnie Lim, Senior Investment Specialist at Robeco, and Ben Ridley, Regional Head of Sustainability Affairs for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse.

Daniel Madhavan has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Impact Investing Australia. Madhavan joins from JBWere, the wealth management firm owned by NAB Group and Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently acting CEO. Impact Investing Australia was established in early 2014 in response to an industry-identified need to provider leadership, demonstrate demand and remove barriers to the impact investing market, which is estimated to grow at least $32bn in Australia within the next decade.

Former Financial Accounting Standards Board Chairman Robert Herz has been appointed to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Herz – whose three-year term begins on January 1 – will help determine the structure and process for the finalization of SASB standards. Herz chaired FASB from 2002 to 2010. Prior to this, he was a senior partner at PwC.

Tim Schroeder has been named a co-sponsor of listed real estate firm CBRE’s LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] Network Group. Schroeder, a Managing Director at the firm, joins Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets, in the role. The group “provides an open-minded support system” for CBRE’s LGBT community. Announcement

Jonathan Beamer has been named Chief Marketing Officer at SolarCity, the Nasdaq-listed US solar service provider. He will report to Chief Revenue Officer Hayes Barnard. He joins SolarCity from Progressive Insurance, where he was Business Leader in Marketing Strategy and Innovation. Release

Julie Hill has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at WRAP, the UK recycling advocacy group. She succeeds Peter Stone, who will retire at the board meeting in November. Hill is a former Director, and is now an Associate, of Green Alliance. She most recently chaired Green Alliance’s Circular Economy Task Force. Link*Barbara Krumsiek, President, CEO* and Chair of Calvert Investments, the US SRI specialist, has received the 2014 Visionary Award from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation. The award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Leadership Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. She said: “I’m very proud of Calvert’s leadership in using our shareholder voice to engage with corporations to understand that having women in leadership can be good for the bottom-line.”

A Portfolio Manager is being sought by Boston Trust & Investment Management/Walden Asset Management. The role requires a minimum of ten years of investment experience, including at least five years of experience working directly with high net worth individuals, their families and advisors. Experience with SRI/ESG clients or portfolios is considered a plus. Link

Imprint Capital Advisors, the US-based social and environmental impact investment advisor, is seeking a Director, Private Equity & Real Assets. The firm, founded in 2007 and with $400m under advice, says it is a new position reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. Other vacancies include Investment Analyst, Research Internship, and Vice President, Private Credit & Direct Investments.

The Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC), the US universities responsible investment group, has opened a Board of Directors search. “As a member of the board, you will work closely with executive director Marcie Smith to guide and govern REC,” the group says. The deadline for applications is December 5.

Clean Edge, the cleantech research and advisory firm, is seeking a Market Analyst to “lead the charge” on its research activities including data gathering, analysis, management, and reporting. Clean Edge has operated since launch in 2000 as a virtual company.

Aela Cozic has joined the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) in London as Research & Admin Assistant – Responsible Investment. Cozic previously worked for Novethic in Paris where she was responsible for the analysis of the French and European markets, and the evaluation of the quality and transparency of fund manager responsible investment processes.