Amundi appoints responsible investment chief (IPE)

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Amundi – Europe’s largest asset manager has created a chief responsible investment officer role and appointed Stanislas Pottier to the position. A spokeswoman told IPE that Pottier would oversee ESG analysis, commitment and voting policy, as well as enhancing the Amundi group’s ESG offering. He will report to Pascal Blanqué, CIO, and has also been appointed to the executive committee.

Pottier was most recently global head for sustainable development at Crédit Agricole and a member of the group’s management committee. Before joining Crédit Agricole in 2011 Pottier was special adviser to Michel Rocard, former prime minister and ambassador of France, on international negotiations about the Arctic and Antarctic poles.

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He is also a former special adviser to Christine Lagarde when she was the French minister for the economy, finance, industry and employment, and was her chief of staff when Lagarde was trade minister.

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