HSBC Global Asset Management today announced the appointment of three investment specialists to help the unit of Europe’s biggest bank integrate sustainability into the investment process, per an official statement.
The new hires are Sandra Carlisle, Stephanie Maier and Helene Winch, who will all be reporting to Melissa McDonald, who is tasked with the firm’s initiatives on sustainability.
The global lender has appointed the investment specialists to help develop responsible investment solutions across asset classes to meet growing global client demands.
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Stephanie Maier joins HSBC’s asset management arm from Aviva Investors where he most recently served as Corporate Responsibility Manager.
Helene Winch brings over two decades of investment experience including roles at BT Pension Scheme Management, where she developed the fund’s sustainable investment strategy, and managing commodity investments at ANZ Investment bank and Rabobank. Before HSBC, she worked as portfolio director at Low Carbon Ltd.
Prior to joining Newton, Sandra Carlisle served as Head of Responsible Investment at Newton.
Commenting on the appointments, Melissa McDonald said: “ESG integration has long been one of the four pillars of our investment philosophy, but with the urgent challenges of climate change and ensuring a more sustainable planet, we have increased our focus and industry engagement on these issues. Even before the Paris Agreement in December 2015, we have acknowledged the investment requirements to finance low carbon and sustainable infrastructure, technology and products and our responsibility to develop related investment solutions to support our clients during this transition.”