U.K. consultant Redington created two sustainable investment roles as part of plans to further integrate responsible investment into its proposition.
Anastasia Guha was appointed global head of sustainable investment, a spokeswoman confirmed.
Ms. Guha leads the firm's global sustainability strategy and expansion into new markets globally. She also focuses on expanding the firm's client base among endowments, foundations and charities.
Paul Lee was named head of stewardship and sustainable investment strategy, the spokeswoman said.
Mr. Lee helps to set Redington's sustainable investment strategy when it comes to integration into strategic asset allocation and portfolio modeling. He also works with the firm's manager research team to develop a process for tracking and measuring money managers' ESG and stewardship progress.
Both roles are new.
"Both Anastasia and Paul are highly respected throughout the industry, acting as trusted advisers to regulators and companies alike. Their experience in developing, implementing and communicating effective sustainable investment and stewardship strategies will be invaluable as we work with our clients and the broader investment community to create a more sustainable future for all," David Bennett, managing director and chairman of the investment strategy committee at Redington, said in a news release.
The appointments follow the firm's commitment to cut carbon emissions in its clients' default strategies by half by 2030, with the goal of moving to net-zero portfolios by 2050. The pledge was made in April.
Ms. Guha was director for Northern Europe and Middle East and Africa at Principles for Responsible Investment. A spokesman could not be reached to provide details of a replacement.
Mr. Lee was an independent consultant. He was head of corporate governance-stewardship at Aberdeen Standard Investments until 2018.