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CCLA Hires New Environment Stewardship Lead

CCLA Investment Management, a UK-based responsible investment firm and charity investment manager, has appointed Tessa Younger as Stewardship Lead for the Environment. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the firm’s ‘Better Environment’ work, managing all stewardship on environmental issues, including climate change and nature, with the aim of driving clear improvements at the companies that CCLA invests in. Younger was most recently Head of Engagement at European independent corporate governance and shareholder advisory consultancy firm PIRC. In this role she was in charge of developing active ownership strategies for asset owner clients, steering engagement with listed corporates, and effecting market-wide change through the promotion of strong policy stances, with a particular focus on climate risk and carbon emissions. Dr James Corah, Head of Sustainability at CCLA, said: “We want to achieve net zero portfolios through real-world actions, not just transactions. But doing this takes time, resource and expertise. I am therefore delighted that Tessa has joined us to help drive this agenda forward – her track record in active ownership and of leading industry coalitions on climate is exemplary and will support us greatly in our ongoing efforts to protect the natural environment and bring investors together to build a better, healthier, natural world.” 

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