Antti Savilaakso was appointed European head of environmental, social and governance research at MSCI, said a spokeswoman.
The position is new. Mr. Savilaakso, who will be based in London, will be responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa-based analyst team. He starts June 15, and will report to Linda-Eling Lee, global head of MSCI ESG research.
Mr. Savilaakso previously was director of responsible investments at Nordic-based financial services group Nordea. A spokesman for Nordea confirmed the departure, but further details on a replacement were not available by press time.