BlackRock makes new hires for sustainable EMEA team

BlackRock has made a series of new senior appointments to its sustainable investing EMEA team, building out a new client solutions pillar.

The pillar will be led by Ewa Jackson, who has been appointed to the new role of head of sustainable client solutions for EMEA.

According to BlackRock head of sustainability, EMEA, Stéphane Lapiquonne, the client solutions team will be responsible for working with clients to develop sustainable investing strategies, delivering a regional narrative around BlackRock’s sustainability platform, educating internal and external stakeholders on the firm’s capabilities, and leading strategic client initiatives.

Under the newly reorganised structure, client solutions will sit alongside the EMEA sustainable investing teams other two pillars, products solutions, and external engagement.

Jackson joined BlackRock in 2017, and has been serving as a director of the firm’s sustainable investing team.

In her new role, she will oversee a new team of local heads of sustainability, who will in turn work with country teams, delivering sustainable products and services to help clients meet heir goals.

Other new appointments to the team include Charlotte Månsson as head of sustainability for the Nordic region, who joins the firm from her role as senior vice president, ESG product strategy & integration at Sustainalytics.

David Hickey has also been named as head of sustainability for the UK, joining from Lothian Pension Fund, where he served as Responsible Investment Lead, while Julie Ansidei,  expands her current role at the firm as Head of EMEA external engagement to also act as head of sustainability for France.

Ansidei joined BlackRock earlier this year after serving as head of strategy and sustainable fat France’s market regulator AMF.

BlackRock said it aims to continue building out the team and plans to announce heads of sustainability for additional regions including Germany and the Netherlands later this year.

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