Stephen Lilley has joined environmental fund manager Climate Change Capital to head up its new European renewable energy infrastructure asset management team. He joins from M&G/Prudential Group where he was a principal in its European infrastructure fund. Link
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has been named Co-Chair of the United Nations’ High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, taking over from former UK PM Gordon Brown. UK energy and climate change minister Chris Huhne has joined the group.
The $35.2bn (€42.6bn) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest philanthropic organisation in the world, has taken on former Harvard Endowment fund manager Stan Zuzic, according to reports. Bloomberg news reported he has joined Bill Gates Investments (BGI), the outfit which runs the foundation’s assets. Link
Hollywood actor Don Cheadle has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, joining names such as supermodel Gisele Bündchen, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Stephen Hirsch has resigned as deputy chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management, the arm of the Norwegian central bank which runs the assets of the Global Pension Fund. Hirsch, who joined as a portfolio manager in 1998, plans to move back to the US.The UK’s £4.8bn (€5.7bn) Church Commissioners have advertised a job vacancy for a Director of Risk Management and Internal Audit. The new £80,000 p.a. role will be based in London and help enable the Commissioners, Pensions Board and Archbishops’ Council to “increase their risk maturity and strengthen internal controls”. Link
Tomorrow’s Company, the UK-based think tank, is looking for a Chief Operating Officer. “We have now reached the stage of our own development as an organisation where we need to ensure a higher level of ongoing focus on performance and delivery,” says CEO Tony Manwaring. The role carries a salary of £50,000 with flexible working arrangements. Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21.
Australia’s A$111bn AMP Capital Investors is looking for an Environmental, Social and Governance Project Coordinator for infrastructure assets. The Sydney-based role will be to ensure that all deals have ESG issues considered at all stages.
Montreal-based Cordiant Capital, an emerging market private sector investment manager, has named Evan McCordick as managing director. He joins from IBIS Capital Management, where he was founding partner and MD. Cordiant is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and screens all investments for ESG issues.