ESG Investor’s weekly round-up of new hires in the sustainable investing sector.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has announced the appointment of a new Chair, Vice Chair and two new board members. Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, has been appointed Chair. Ward is joined by Co-Vice Chair Torben Möger Pedersen, Chief Executive of PensionDanmark. Alongside Ward and Pedersen, Jon Johnsen, CEO of PKA, and Helena Vines Fiestas, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy and Deputy Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management have been appointed as board members. “I am delighted to receive the support of the members to chair the Board of IIGCC in what I believe will be the most important time of our lives to achieve the net zero transition,” said Ward.
Dimitri Zenghelis has been appointed as Chair of Capital Generation Partners’ (CapGen) Responsible Wealth Committee. The appointment follows the launch of CapGen’s Responsible Wealth Initiative earlier this year. Zenghelis was previously Head of Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) as Acting Chief Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. He will be working with CapGen clients looking to deploy capital that supports global sustainability and sustainable economic growth. “We have a responsibility to help our clients to deploy capital in a way that supports these efforts over time. Dimitri’s deep expertise will be an invaluable support to us and our clients,” said Charlotte Thorne, Founding Partner at CapGen.
US-based financial enablement provider MetaBank has announced the appointment of Catherine McGlown as Vice President of ESG and Community Impact. In this newly created role, McGlown will lead the advancement of MetaBank’s ESG strategy, as well as community impact outreach projects and the development of initiatives alongside nonprofits and community organisations. “We created this role to align and enhance our organisation’s core business model with the full breadth of benefits ESG and community impact efforts create for our employees, partners, key stakeholders and the community,” said Brad Hanson, Co-President and CEO of MetaBank.