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    Mirova Hires New Head of ESG Strategy & Development

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – At the start of August, Mirova, a sustainable finance specialist asset manager, announced the hiring of Nathalie Wallace as its new Head of ESG Strategy & Development. Mirova is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers responsible for managing US$18.6 billion in assets.

    In her role, Wallace will develop key partnerships to foster innovative ESG and climate-related fundamental research and investments, lead the firm’s voting and engagement efforts and champion its diversity and inclusion advocacy initiatives. She will also work to enhance the firm’s brand in the US market, and develop, implement and promote their business strategy.

    “With an accelerated transition to a net-zero and more equitable economy, and one of the greatest commercial opportunities of our time, I’m looking forward to building on Mirova’s leading positions in sustainable investments to the benefit of its investors and society,” said Nathalie Wallace, Head of ESG Strategy & Development, Mirova US.

    Wallace served as French Foreign Trade Advisor from 2014 to 2020 and is a member of the CFA Institute’s ESG Technical Committee. She is a long-time advocate for sustainability serving as Global Head of ESG Investment Strategy at State Street Global Advisors between 2018 and 2020 and as a Director responsible for climate change
    sustainable capital markets at Ceres between 2016 and 2018. Wallace is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Business School in Paris, France, and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

    “In an ongoing effort to encourage greater investor engagement with products focused on sustainable investing, we are fully confident that Nathalie will play an instrumental role in strengthening our position and brand in the American ESG investment market,” said Jens Peers, CEO and CIO at Mirova US.

    “We are thrilled to have Nathalie join Mirova’s efforts to support our clients, who are increasingly allocating capital to sustainable investment solutions,” said Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO and Head of Development & Operations, Mirova. “We continue to seek opportunities to provide high-quality products to investors and enhance our presence in the US and internationally. We look forward to Nathalie’s contributions in this endeavor.”

    Picture credit: kundoy via Twenty20

    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.

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