RI People Moves: LGS, Bloomberg, EDHEC, MSIM, Bebchuk

Responsible investment people news

Bill Hartnett, the former managing director of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Asia Pacific, has joined Australia’s Local Government Super as sustainability manager. He will report to LGS’s chief investment officer Craig Turnbull.

Barbara Evans has left the Sustainability Research team at London-based, RCM, part of Allianz Global Investors, to join the ESG team at Bloomberg as an analyst.

Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer of CalSTRS, is among several prominent figures named to the EDHEC-Risk Institute’s international advisory board. Others include Tai Tee Chia, Managing Director, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), James Davis of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, NEST Corporation’s Mark Fawcett and the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Chong Tee Ong. Link

Kenneth Bertsch, Executive Director, Corporate Governance of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has been named President and CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries, the US professional body. He takes over from long-time CEO David Smith. Announcement

Lucian Bebchuk, director of the Corporate Governance Program at the Harvard Law School, has failed to become a member of the board Russian mining firm MMC Norilsk Nickel. Bebchuk had been proposed by shareholder Rusal. Link

The American Council on Renewable Energy has elected four new board members. They are: Stephen Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy; Judy Siegel,President, Energy and Security Group; Cathy Snyder, Vice President at Lockheed Martin and Kenneth Westrick, Founder of 3TIER. Announcement

Former Spanish Government Minister Juan Costa Climent has been appointed Global Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at professional services firm Ernst & Young. He will lead a team of more than 700. Announcement

Simon Dyer has been named policy director at Canadian environmental researcher the Pembina Institute. His role as head of the oil sands programme will be taken on by Jennifer Grant.

James Taylor has been named Director of Government Bonds at Hermes Fund Managers. He was formerly Head of Fixed Income at Gulf International and will report to Penni Coe, Hermes’ Head of Global Government and Inflation-Linked Bonds.

Adam Bergman has joined Deutsche Bank as a director in its Global Cleantech Corporate Coverage group. He is based in San Francisco and will report to Chris Colpitts, Global Head of Technology Corporate Coverage. He joins from investment bank Jefferies & Co.

Jan Boven, board advisor at Dutch financial services firm SNS REAAL, has become a non-executive director at Climate Change Capital, the environmental investment group and advisory group.

Frederic Peemans, the country manager for Belgium-Luxembourg at Robeco, has joined Swiss rival Union Bancaire Privée as head of Wholesale and Institutional Sales Benelux. Link