Stockholm (NordSIP) – Ilmarinen announced the appointment of Karoliina Lindroos (Pictured) as its new Head of Responsible Investment. Lindroos will start her new role at the Finnish mutual pension insurance company on August 31st.
She joins from FinnFund, the state-owned Finnish investment company for sustainable economic and social development, where she worked as an Environmental and Social Adviser and as a Senior Environmental and Social Adviser between 2016 and 2019 and since 2019, respectively. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant at Indufor between 2009 and 2016, focusing on sustainable forest management. These responsibilities followed three years of experience for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Lindroos has an MSc from Helsinki where she majored in Forest Economics with minors in Environmental Economics and Ecology.
She replaces Anna Hyrske in this role at Ilmarinen. Hyrske was appointed to the Bank of Finland as Principal Responsibility Specialist at the Asset Management division of the Market Operations department, as of July 20th, 2020. She left Ilmarinen after over 20 years with the pension company to help the central bank of Finland incorporate responsibility factors in its investment processes as well as in its ownership policies and practices. These commitments were made after the central bank joined the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in December 2019.
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