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ACA Group Names ESG Veteran as European MD

The ACA Group has named former United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) European director Marie Luchet as its new Managing Director of ESG. Luchet will lead the governance, risk and compliance adviser’s European operations. In her more-than 20 years working in ESG, Luchet also served as Head of Responsible Investment with ECOFI Investissements and…

More Names Added to Bring ISSB Team to 10

Four more members have been added to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the IFRS Foundation’s recently created body that’s been tasked with hammering out an international framework for ESG reporting. They are Richard Barker, of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s sustainable business initiatives; Verity Chegar of California State Teachers’ Retirement System; Bing…

Now it’s Personal: ESG is More than a Business for Plan A Chief

For Plan A co-founder and Chief Executive Lubomila Jordanova, ESG is a personal mission. The former investment banker said she experienced something akin to an epiphany in 2016 that set her on the path to creating her carbon and ESG accounting startup. Now, five years after setting up Berlin-based Plan A, Jordanova is seeing her…

Moody’s Appoints Former ISS Director to ESG Role

Moody’s ESG Solutions clients can now examine how companies’ emissions targets align with global net-zero benchmarks via a new Temperature Alignment Data product. The launch came as the company published a report that showed fewer than half of 4,400 companies surveyed had set emissions targets and only 17 per cent mentioned “net-zero”. Meanwhile, Moody’s has…

PRI Names Former Board Member Atkin as Next CEO

The Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), the United Nations’ body that’s drawing up guidelines for sustainable finance, has appointed former AMP Capital executive David Atkin as its new Chief Executive. Atkin will take over the reins from Fiona Reynolds on December 10. In a career that has spanned major Australian asset managers Cbus, ESS Super…

GoldenSource Hires ex-ION Director to Lead OnDemand Managed Service Solution

GoldenSource has appointed Xavier Gerardin, formerly lead of hosted services at ION, as global head of its OnDemand solution, a cloud-based managed service that provides hosting, technical and business assistance services for the company’s EDM clients. With 20 years’ experience in capital markets, including managing over 100 financial software programmes, Gerardin’s responsibility at GoldenSource is…

LSEG Names David Harris to Lead Sustainable Finance Product Team

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named David Harris to lead its sustainable finance product team, part of the data and analytics division. Harris will report to Stuart Brown, group head of enterprise data solutions, and will build on ongoing investment in ESG and sustainable investment indexes, data and analytics products. Harris will also drive…

Kay Swinburne Named as Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group

Dr Kay Swinburne, vice chair of financial services at KPMG UK and former vice chair of the European Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, has been named chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG). The role was previously held by former city minister Mark Hoban. The IRSG is focused on promoting regulation that encourages…

Former HSBC Global CDO Lorraine Waters Joins Solidatus as the Company’s First CDO

Lorraine Waters, who took early retirement from her role as global chief data officer at HSBC in September 2020, has returned to the capital markets data management community in the role of chief data officer at Solidatus. She joins the company, a leader in metadata management software, as it expands in size, extends its geographic…

Former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger, Appointed Chair of OpenCorporates

OpenCorporates, provider of a large open database of companies worldwide, has named former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger as the first chair of its board. OpenCorporates has grown rapidly in the past nine years with its White Box company data attracting millions of visitors to its website every month. Users include financial institutions, government agencies and…